I am an artist and photographer currently enrolled at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) working as a Photography major.
I love photography. I've only picked it up recently in my art-making career, but it has quickly become my favorite kind of artistic medium. It started as a hobby that I wanted to pursue. I took class after class, learned the basics, and now am going to college to continue learning. Now at MICA as a full-time student, I can't wait to better my art and share it with the world.
I thank you for taking the time to look at my site and through my photographs.
I am first and foremost an artist. That is what I am trained in and that is what I work with. Photography is, from my studies, one of the only true art forms that require a multitude of different aspects all at once. Lighting, composition, content, angle, patience. Combine that with all the technical "mumbo-jumbo" and you have the ability to create something magical.
Zach is an artist and photographer currently enrolled at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) working as a Photography major.
Comparatively to his entire art-making career, photography is a recent venture for Zach. Despite being relatively new to the medium, he is persistent and determined to learn all that he can about this medium and how he can apply it to all of his art-making practices. Now at MICA as a full-time student, he continues his journey to constantly improve his craft and hopes to one day share it with the world.
Over many years, I've developed the skills to design and fabricate a custom puppet from scratch using learned techniques from industry giants. My experience ranges from working on large-scale IP-driven projects to smaller fast-paced builds for clients.
The puppets displayed on this page are a sampling of puppets I've built for smaller-scale clients or for myself.
To see examples of puppets I've built for larger projects, click here.
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During the later months of 2022, I designed and built this character, currently named "The Troll", to utilize and build upon the skills I had learned on-the-job working with industry professionals at both Monkey Boys Productions and Animax.
Strategies for Wealth Management
I was commissioned by Strategies for Wealth Management, LLC, whose goal is to develop, implement, and monitor an individualized wealth management strategy for their clients, to create a puppet couple for use in branding events and materials. Included are the original design illustration and some images related to the project.
The character of Sam Squatch was built for one of my GFA classes at MICA. I designed Sam as a way for me to expand upon my established puppet building techniques while also incorporating new methods of patterning, building, and design.