Hi, I’m Zion. I’m a UX designer living in California. I grew up in Western Colorado and moved to the Pacific Northwest where I studied Visual Communication Design. I love living and adventuring with my best friend/wife, Kat.

I like to think through the entire creative process, from conceptualization and production to implementation. Collaboration with people of various backgrounds and diverse perspectives is essential to me. In my work, functionality and aesthetics are equally important, because I believe that users should not only be able to accomplish a task, but also enjoy the experience.

I’m a list maker, always writing things down and checking them off. Here are a few lists about me.

Things I never leave home with:

  • Sunglasses
  • A Nixon watch
  • My insulin pump

Natural Inspiration:

  • The ocean’s waves
  • Tentacled ocean creatures
  • Snowy mountains
  • Snowboarding on bluebird powder days

Design inspiration:

  • Thin lines + thick type
  • Thin type + thick lines
  • Camouflage patterns
  • Anything made in black on black
  • Colored vinyl records
  • Sacred geometry

My true loves:

  • Tacos
  • Hot peppers
  • Smoky meats
  • A cold shower beer
  • Tequila
  • Friendly dogs