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Creative Problem Scientist


I dissect stories and put them back together in a way that surfaces new opportunities. 

Academically I'm an anthropologist looking to put my humanities background to work in a creative industry. My experiences position me for innovative and hands on co-design practice. I am hungry for collaboration and am geared to work with grit and determination. I'm seeking a position with diverse colleagues and meaningful social impact.  

 

If this piques your interest, scroll along with me...

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Creative Problem Scientist


I dissect stories and put them back together in a way that surfaces new opportunities. 

Academically I'm an anthropologist looking to put my humanities background to work in a creative industry. My experiences position me for innovative and hands on co-design practice. I am hungry for collaboration and am geared to work with grit and determination. I'm seeking a position with diverse colleagues and meaningful social impact.  

 

If this piques your interest, scroll along with me...

The question that Begs:

Q:

 

ZEV, IF YOU WORK IN THE Co-DESIGN SPACE, DOES THAT MEAN YOU HAVE A BACKGROUND IN GRAPHIC ARTS?

 

A: 

NO!

 

Q: 

So, What do you offer?

A:

CO-DESIGN & PARTICIPATORY DESIGN REFER TO THE PROCEDURALLY CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE METHODS OF ACHIEVING POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE.

 

 

::The Product Isn't Just A Logo or a pretty poster!::

 

**CO-DESIGN IS PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE IN SOCIAL IMPACT BECAUSE IT IMPLIES THAT THERE IS A TEAM BUILT OF DIVERSE AND TALENTED INDIVIDUALS WITH DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES, EACH HOLDING A DIFFERENT STAKE IN THE OUTCOME OF A PROJECT. **

 

::MY BACKGROUND IN HUMANITIES HAS BRED ME TO APPROACH CHALLENGES WITH EMPATHY AND Unique Design Think::

 

Tools

every CREATIVE PROJECT challenges me to USE the many TOOLS IN MY collection. These THREE TOOLS SUM UP MY TALENTS.

 

          1. 

                    Research

      2.

        Strategy

3.

Actualization

 
 
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Research


Empathy Is Everything

I'm an Ethnographer. I'm an Anthropologist. But mostly I love a good story. You never know how much you will learn about your own story by listening to someone else's. 

Research


Empathy Is Everything

I'm an Ethnographer. I'm an Anthropologist. But mostly I love a good story. You never know how much you will learn about your own story by listening to someone else's. 

 

Listen. Very, Very Patiently.

 




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Strategy


Research happens in the field. Strategy is back in the studio.

I thrive on destructing and reconstructing ideas during the creative process. This is when new collaborative input can bring out unexpected outcomes from old pain points. 

My style is analog. My lovers are Post-it Notes.

Strategy


Research happens in the field. Strategy is back in the studio.

I thrive on destructing and reconstructing ideas during the creative process. This is when new collaborative input can bring out unexpected outcomes from old pain points. 

My style is analog. My lovers are Post-it Notes.

Fail Fast & Fail Visually 

 

Until the work bubbles with excellence


 

Workflow

Process. Process. Process.

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Actualization


I spent a year building bamboo bikes in rural Alabama.  Actually. 

Actualization


I spent a year building bamboo bikes in rural Alabama.  Actually. 

Actually... I did a whole lot more for business.

 

EVERY CUSTOM BIKE ORDER was A NEW ACCOUNT.

Every account was a well-oiled service design.

 

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY IT WAS A BUSINESS WITH A CAUSE.

 

 

 

Shop Manager · Craftsman · Workshop Instructor · Trade Show Marketing ·  International Client Relations · Distribution Inventory · Bamboo Forester · Metalworker · Woodworker · Product Design

UPDATE 2017: WE'VE TAKEN THE CRAFT TO TAIWAN FOR A SPECIAL INNOVATION PROJECT IN A PARTNERSHIP between TOUCHENG FARM and 'Secret Project' from the california college of The arts.

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Now that we've scrolled, I'd like to share some work from my portfolio.

Zev


Now that we've scrolled, I'd like to share some work from my portfolio.