Zachary Vernon is an Assistant Professor of Art (Graphic Design/Visual Communication) at California State University, Los Angeles and owner/co-founder of the creative studio Drawn This Way. His work centers around empathy, collaboration, and storytelling from a queer perspective. With a background in advertising, branding, and illustration, Zachary has worked with companies, agencies, and organizations both large and small, particularly in the US and Australia. His writings have been published by Routledge and The International Journal of Design Education, and he has had projects featured in Graphis Inc, International Design Awards, Graphic Design USA, and Summit Creative Awards. Zachary is a born and raised Texan with a California address who enjoys the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, practicing Tai chi, and hunting for breakfast burritos on the weekends.
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