From Corning, NY, I left at 18 to study Fine Arts at Alfred University; originally enrolling with a focus in glassblowing, I worked across a number of mediums including film photography, sonic art, interactive video installations, metal casting, figure drawing, glass casting, and more.
In 2011, I moved to the SF Bay Area, primarily residing in Berkeley. 7 years later, I headed to Amsterdam, where I've been since.
In my free time, I'm active in two book clubs, support my local wine bars and cafes, always itching for a new tattoo, and when the weather is nice, boating around the Amsterdam canals.
For over a decade, I have worked as a presentation designer—including 5 years at Square—crafting visual stories for some of the largest and most impactful stages in the world.
In 2019, I started an independent practice as a full-time designer focused on company storytelling and fundraising.
By 2020, Zacht Studios began expanding, with many talented experts. We have since worked across every industry, supporting all sizes of teams from pre-seed to Google-scale. We have also collaborated with NGOs and non-profits to raise funds and tell their stories.
My first job was as a tour guide at the Corning Museum of Glass, with my genius manager titling the role, "Explainer." To this day, the best job title I've had.
Throughout my career, I have written guides and articles, built resources, and taught online and in-person workshops—including leading design education and European community at Figma, and receiving my yoga teacher certificate from Kripalu.
Recently, I launched two courses Presentation Design for Creatives on Domestika and the all encompassing tutorial course, Presenting Persuasively with the support of SuperHi.