Agency

Great design and engineering are what our digital creative agency lives and breathes. Our team consists of hand-selected masters of graphic design, web development and strategic marketing from Northern California and beyond. We are passionate about our clients and experts at helping them exceed their highest potential.

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We believe:

That both form and function can work in concert.
That people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.
That telling your story is the key to building a meaningful brand.

We believe in the power of authenticity.

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WHO WE ARE

Zack Darling

Zack Darling

CEO

Zack Darling has been a professional graphic artist since 1995. Prior to discovering his calling in digital art he was a manager of a pre-press department, writer, journalist, and editor-in-chief of a newspaper. Zack started Greenfield Graphics & Printing in 1997. The company’s artwork in print and electronic media developed a loyal following. His passion for the creative side of graphic art is evident in his music industry designs, yet he also exceeds in creating high-impact corporate marketing materials. His mastery of the crucial design programs has allowed him to not only produce effective commercial designs, but also bring his graphics deep into the realm of fine digital art. It is this creative look that has built Zack a reputation as one of the most dynamic visual artists in the music and event industry.

Kate Schneider

Kate Schneider

President + CTO

Kate brings creativity to technology with two decades of experience in the high-tech industry. Since beginning her career in the Bay Area in the mid-90s and through a wide variety of both traditional and progressive, independent places of work she has honed her skills as a technologist and leader in creative and marketing services. With a passion for data and databases as the center of her world, Kate brings a high standard of work and accomplishment with her to any project and an extensive list of experience points and knowledge upon which to draw.

Laurel Gregory

Laurel Gregory

Creative Director / Production Manager

Laurel Gregory has been an artist since a young age, when she first discovered drawing and music. After working for years as a freelance designer for several Fortune 500 Companies, she is thrilled to be a part of a team that shares her values and work ethic. At ZDCA, Laurel oversees all production, managing 30-40 projects at any given time, including (but not limited to) graphic, web and print design, creative direction and client/vendor communications. She is responsible for keeping the business running smoothly, creating engaging and compelling art, maintaining client happiness and producing the quality of work we have become known for.

Daniel De Guia

Daniel De Guia

Digital Marketing Strategist

Daniel is a life-long Sonoma County resident, who grew up learning how to use computers to make his life easier. He joined ZDCA in the spring of 2013 and brought with him years of project management, award-winning online content production, account management, and client support experience. Daniel also prides himself on being a 3-time End Of The World survivor, an amateur fitness junkie, geek, bookworm, writer, and gamer.

Natalia Jaramillo

Natalia Jaramillo

Project Manager / Social Media Marketing

Natalia is a marketer by trade and personality. From conferences and trade shows to themed special events, online marketing, social media, and web design, Natalia enjoys working one-on-one with clients to find success in the little things that paint a big picture. She spent 10+ years in radio broadcasting, doing everything from voiceover work to production. Her passion for people and helping make their visions become a reality make her a wonderful addition to ZDCA.

Sarah Hake

Sarah Hake

Finance / Legal

Having worked in everything from coffee to tiny houses, Sarah’s mixture of curiosity and love of learning creates a perfect combination for all things nerdy. Sarah’s broad history brings a knowledge of business challenges, small and large, along with creative ways to solve them to ZDCA. After receiving a degree in accounting, she continued her intellectual pursuits with a paralegal certification, became a notary public, and is currently in law school.

Clifford Hill

Clifford Hill

Web Designer

Clifford’s interest in producing visual media began in earnest around 1989, with junior college studies in film, photography, and art history, including crafts study such as ceramics and jewelry making. In 1994, at San Francisco State University (SFSU), he continued visual and interactive design studies in the Broadcast Communications Department, within the then-emerging digital media curricula. Clifford completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department (BECA) at SFSU with a Minor in English Literature (Magna Cum Laude).

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Laurie Gibbs – Project Manager

Brian Applegarth – New Account Strategist

Ali Ross – Project Manager
Software Development Lifecycle / SDL & PMI Project Methodology / PMI – PMP Certified / Agile Methods

DEVELOPMENT

Walt Grayson – Web Developer
Front- end / LAMP Stack / CMS Integration

Reavis Sutphin-Gray – Software Engineer
Javascript Frameworks / Python / Systems Architecture / Complete Development Cycle

Damien Tougas – Software Engineer
Python / LAMP Stack / Javascript / Systems Engineer

Marc Urbaitel – Software Engineer
Lamp Stack / Javascript / Systems Architecture

Kai Leimletter – Web Developer
Python / LAMP Stack

Michael Richardson – Web Developer
Lamp Stack / Javascript / CMS Expert

Greg Wunz – Microsoft Technologist
AutoCAD / DBA / Microsoft Technologies

DESIGN & MULTIMEDIA

Josh Porter – Graphic Designer & Photographer
Branding / Custom Illustration / Packaging Design / Photography

Whitney Snelling – Graphic Designer
Branding / Typography Specialist / Packaging Design

Chris Da Sie – Front-End UX & UI Designer
WordPress / Shopify / CSS / HTML

Ben Klocek – Graphic Designer & UX Specialist
User Experience / Teaching / SEO / Consulting

Michael Houghton – Illustrator
Art / Custom Illustration / Technical Drawings / Branding / Product Design / Packaging & Label Design / Apparel Design

Josh Staples – Graphic Designer
Art / Graphic Design / Custom Illustration / Apparel Design / Branding

Sashwa Burrous – Cinematographer & Motion Graphics Artist
Videography / Photography / Motion Graphics

Josh Woodlander – Web Designer
Web Design / UI/UX Specialist

Joe Leonard – Illustrator
Art / Custom Illustration / Caricature

Max May- Illustrator
Custom Illustration / Pen & Ink Designs / Branding

Jimmy Hits – Illustrator & Graphic Artist
Illustration / Vector Design / Product Rendering / Original Graphics

Jade Turgel – Photographer
Product Photography / Lifestyle Shots / Food Styling / Photo Editing

James Curtis – Motion Graphics Artist
After Effects / Motion Graphics / Videographer / Vector Illustration / Graphic Design

Jeffrey Wisdom
Branding / Graphic Design / Market Vision / Innovation

ZDCA Awards & Recognition:

Best of the Northbay Bohemian 2012 Best of the Northbay Bohemian 2013 Best of the Northbay Bohemian 2014 Best of the Northbay Bohemian 2015 Best of the Northbay Bohemian 2016 Best of the Northbay Bohemian 2017 California Green Business Network Sonoma County North Bay Business Journal, Forty Under 40 North Bay Business Journal, ListsOnline