Hi, I’m Zach! 👋🏼

I’m a designer on the Communications team at Square, in the San Francisco Bay Area. I live in Berkeley, CA, where I work with the incredible parfumerie, Call of the Vialed.

I write about presentation design, design tools, and share resources on Medium. Follow me! Or reach out to me via Email , LinkedIn, and Twitter.

 
 
 

Square Communications and Presentation Design

Square creates tools that help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their businesses. Square was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Australia. 

I have worked at Square since December 2012 and have designed presentations, investor relations materials (including the IPO analyst day), infographics, documents, social media posts, and more. My current focuses are storytelling through presentation design, simplifying financial statements and highlighting sellers in quarterly shareholder letters, and clean design in infographics. I also spend time creating templates, building tools and resources, and teaching design and software skills throughout the company. I've developed documentation, internal wiki pages, and technical walkthrough videos for many of the types of projects and types of software that I get to work on and with.

 

Infographics and InfoGIFs

See more infographics and infoGIFs here.

 

 

Presentation Design

Square's Investor Day

Square hosted ~80 investors and analysts to present it's purpose, financials, product overview, growth strategy, and other company highlights. This presentation was approximately four hours, and the replay of the event is available to watch, or download as a PDF, at square.com/investors

Created using Keynote and Figma. Designed by Zach Grosser for Square, in collaboration with Kim Sampson, Jeff Chen, Stacey Finerman, Jason Lee, Aaron Zamost, Sarah Friar, Jesse Dorogusker, Kevin Burke, Jack Dorsey, Justin Nambiar, and Ty Lettau.

See more presentations here.

 

 

Document and Report Design

Square's 2016 Q3 Shareholder Letter

This letter is a review of Square's third quarter in 2016. Designed to highlight Square sellers, product and service launches, metrics, and it's story. The goals were to: clearly communicate the results of the quarter, emphasize highlights that shareholders/investors and analysts need to parse quickly (such as the key quarter highlights and metrics on page two), tell the story of Square’s sellers and through them Square’s story, and maintain a Square look and styling.

Created in Adobe InDesign. Designed by Zach Grosser for Square. Published November 1, 2016. See the full letter at square.com/investors or download here. Excerpt highlighted on VentureBeat

 

Square's 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Report

Square's Diversity and Inclusion Report for 2017 was created to reinforce that diversity is more than just metrics and that inclusion is crucial; having employees feel safe and appreciated at the company. We wanted to show numbers beyond race and gender, including sexual orientation, trans identity, and language. 

The report was created by a small working group, and primarily written by Sam Verdile and Alicia Burt. Designed by Zach Grosser in Figma. Published at square.com/news, and in several publications such as TechCrunch and Mashable.

Read the full report: square.com/news/diversity-report

 
 
 

Call of the Vialed branding and identity

Call of the Vialed is a unisex, experimental perfume, sans synthetics. Call of the Vialed is owned and operated by Blev Lavoux

I assist with branding, label design and layout, and media and event elements for Call of the VialedPhotography by Christina Viseucreative direction and perfuming by Blev Lavoux.

 
 
 
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Mavrx presentation design

Mavrx uses advanced imagery and data collecting to supply farmers with detailed information about their crops.  

I worked with Max Bruner, Mavrx CEO, and a communications consultant to create this introductory presentation. This deck is being used to present the company to investors and key partners.

 
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