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Zachary M

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Last Login 9/29/2016
Location Portland, OR
Education Associates Degree
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Summary of Experience
Zachary is an award-winning artist, graphic designer, and freelance writer with over eight years of experience. His artwork has been sold at charity auctions and exhibited at Reed College, the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, and the Michigan House of Representatives. He worked as a graphic/web designer for a youth social network and collaborated with Universal Music Group, Nickelodeon, and SocialVibe. As a freelance writer, he has completed hundreds of blog posts, how-to articles, and SEO assignments for his clients.
> Blog posts
> How-to articles
> Copywriting
> Press releases
> Newsletters
> Technical writing
> Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
> Proposal Writing
> Artist Statements
> Infographics
> Graphic Design
> Web Design
> Technology
> Social Media
> Studio Art
> Art History
> Psychology
> Sociology
> History
> Philosophy
> Architecture
> Urban Planning
> Interior Design
> Health and Wellness
> Cooking/Baking
Henry Ford College Aug 2006 – May 2009
Graphic Design, Associate of Arts

Studied graphic design, studio art, and art history.

Honors and Awards
Arts in the House Project Finalist Oct 2009
Artwork was selected by the Michigan House of Representatives and displayed in the Anderson House Office Building for a year-long exhibition.

Psychological First Aid Johns Hopkins University
Mar 2016
Learned to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition.

Social Context of Mental Health and Illness University of Toronto
Apr 2013
Studied the biopsychosocial perspective and how our understanding of mental health and illness has been influenced by social attitudes and social developments.

Projects by Industry

Zachary has been an artist his entire life. He began painting professionally in September 2009 and was awarded for artistic achievement by the Michigan House of Representatives in October of the same year. Since then, his artwork has been exhibited across the country in charity auctions and juried exhibitions. Zachary's body of work has grown immensely over the last seven years, spanning multiple mixed media series and personal narratives. Exhibition locations include Reed College, Emergent Art Space, the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, the University of Michigan, and the Michigan House of Representatives.

Web Development

Zachary has over eight years of experience as a graphic/web designer with expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, CSS, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, and Content Management Systems (CMS) including WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. He coordinated a team of graphic designers and developers to build, test, and launch a social network for creative teens that received 3 million unique visitors daily. In addition, he has developed dozens of websites for small businesses and personal use.

Home Living

Zachary is an avid architecture, interior design, and furniture enthusiast. His grandfather owned and operated a furniture store in Dearborn, Michigan where he sold his own handcrafted furnishings. Having grown up surrounded by these items, Zachary developed an appreciation for handmade, long-lasting furnishings and the spaces in which they reside. He has written advertising copy and numerous blog posts for clients about home furnishings, as well as how-to articles about home improvement and DIY projects.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

Zachary has written hundreds of informational blog posts for his clients over the years. He is capable of adapting his style and voice to fit the needs of a specific audience or topic, ranging from web design tutorials for teens to the history of sushi for a discerning foodie audience.


As an artist, Zachary has written numerous exhibition proposals for galleries to convey the meaning of his work and the value it provides viewers. He has taken this experience and applied it to various client projects, including a local nonprofit effort to relocate a historic home and save it from demolition.


Zachary combines research findings, statistics, and personal experience to craft engaging articles for his clients and their readers. For the last five years, his accuracy and highly informative approach to writing has been valued by clients. He enjoys covering a wide range of topics, including art, food, history, self-help, and technology.


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