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. In addition to working on self-initiated design-projects and working with directly with clients, 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.