Creative Direction & Design


About Me

Equal parts strategist, designer and marketer, Zachariah Mattheus, specializes in bringing brands to life. As an Executive Design Director at Vox Media he wove together storytelling with product and design leading the company’s in-house marketing and branded content design teams. At JSTOR, he oversaw the creative team and launched JSTOR’s first consumer facing digital magazine. Prior to working in media, he was an Art Director at Atlantic Records and the Creative Director at Hackmart, a music focused design firm, where he created album packaging for artists like Keith Richards, The Doors, Delaney & Bonnie, The Stooges, Chicago, The Grateful Dead, Tim Buckley and Bobby Charles. Zach has worked as a Senior Designer at GQ, and as a Art Director at the boutique design firms ink&co and MODCo. where he worked with clients like the New York City Ballet and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. With a degree in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Zach has taught Design in Florence and completed a masters in Art Crime in Umbria, where his thesis was an interactive walking tour of art theft and forgery in Manhattan. He lives in Brooklyn with his amazing wife and two sons.

Zach has an uncanny ability not to bullshit. His straight to the point creativity evokes a sense of professionalism that is all too often overshadowed by more decorative aspects of the art. His work is timeless, classic, thoughtful and hip.

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