Zach aims to transform the effects of the physical world around us into designed objects and fabrication processes which surprise, mystify, and encourage contemplation. With forms inspired by his longtime experience in mathematical paperfolding and pop-up book making, Zach’s designs feature modularity, sonic and optical effects, and kinetic mechanisms. Zach currently teaches parametric modeling, digital design fabrication methods, paper folding, and electronics prototyping at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Master of Design in Designed Objects program, and received his undergraduate degree in Linguistics and Computer Science from the University of Chicago.

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