About Zach Koss
Managing Art Director, Shutterfly
Zach Koss is a managing art director at Shutterfly, the brand we all know and love for photography and personalized print products. With a Master of Fine Arts and a background in both illustration and graphic design, Zach is incredibly passionate about the creative world. After working client-side for multiple Minneapolis-based software companies, Zach spent some time freelancing before joining Shutterfly where today he leads a team of creatives. Outside of work, Zach loves skateboarding and spending time with his two daughters.
Shutterfly x Zach Koss: Navigating the Unforeseen
This week we’re joined by the brother of our fabulous host, Mackenzie Koss. Zach Koss, a managing art director at Shutterfly, shares how his creativity has evolved over the years - from designing gig posters for his friends in college to a full-fledged creative leadership role - and how he’s managed to navigate unforeseen circumstances in each new stage. In this episode, we chat about the best ways to handle creative criticism and what leading a creative team looks like in a remote-first world. Zach’s breadth of experience paired with his perspective of “being open to where the ride can take you,” makes for a refreshing take on the creative world that we all can learn from.
How do you lead a creative team in a remote-first world? Zach shares some of the ways he’s learned to be a stronger mentor during a strange time.
Zach shares what skateboarding taught him about life and art.
We discuss a recent Adidas campaign and get Zach’s perspective on brand’s pushing the barriers of what is and isn’t socially acceptable in advertising today.
We learn about some exciting new projects in the works at Shutterfly.