Zach works in the sweet spot where data, code, and design meet. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, he cut his eyeteeth programming for his high school robotics team. He studied architecture and lighting design at UC Berkeley, where he discovered the joys of procedural graphics, woodworking, and all-night charettes.
His personal work has incorporated elements of cartography, game design, and emergent behavior. He has worked as a freelance datamunger and designer, and made the transition to full-time working for Seed Media Group in New York, before returning to San Francisco and Stamen. He maintains a portfolio at virtualclockwork.com.