Obstacles Are Those Frightful Things You See When You Take Your Eyes Off Your Goal.
— Henry Ford
Leadership by Design.
Graphic design has always been a passion of mine. In fact, as far back as I can remember, I have always been creating visual graphics that would be formally categorized as "Graphic Design." However, I truly had to ask myself how do I bring the heat in a field of study where everyone is honing their craft like a finely tuned sports car hugs a race track. I would confidently say that my ability to listen to my peers is what truly sets me apart from those around me. My natural and genuine interest in human interaction allows me as a graphic designer to hear exactly what the client wants and find the best way to the finish line. Some people are natural painters; some people are natural illustrators; I am a natural leader. I hope that one day my ability to think creatively and lead naturally will find its way onto the graphic design playing field.

 

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References! 
"I have had the pleasure of having Zak as a Graphic Designer at my studio (Pilot Studio) for the summer of 2014. Zak is an absolute star in the making, he has all the tools needed to be a fantastic asset to any team in the Design industry. Zak possesses qualities far more advanced than many veterans in his field, his listen and learn skills are far beyond his years, coupled with his ability to communicate and present concepts with pure professionalism. Most importantly, Zak has one quality I feel is essential to success in his field, Zak is a Great Person" 
Chris Ford
Owner Pilot Studio  
 
"Zak Stoddard is the rare individual who brings the full range of essential skills to any professional graphic design project. In addition to being a very fine designer with strong conceptual, creative, and technological capabilities, he always goes the extra mile for an employer or client, is a wonderful collaborative leader (and team player), and will go to the end of the earth to get the job done right while meeting a deadline. For all of these reasons, I give Zak my highest recommendation, and know that he will make an outstanding addition to any organization."
Sincerely, Rob Carr
Communications Media, FSU 
 
"Zak was instrumental in helping us move forward our grant initiative by creating marketing materials that appeal to our multiple audiences. He brought incredible creativity into our work, helped us to brand ourselves and distinguished our collateral from all others on campus. When I want someone to help me think outside of the box, I call Zak because I know that he will step up to whatever we need and contribute his creative voice."
Michelle Paranto

Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at
Mount Wachusett Community College