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Zac Bettendorf

Designer / Art Director

I am an award-winning graphic designer with a a strong sense of user experience design and a fiery passion for uncompromising, honest design. My life is enveloped in a world of cutting-edge technology, experimental typography, earthy street art, mid century furnishings, DIY ethic, and a curiosity that can't be quenched.
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Oct 2012Present
Designer / Art Director
I design digital campaigns utilizing my strong creative instincts as well as my in-depth knowledge of HTML and CSS to make communications that are not only good-looking, but are also highly functional and well-planned. My creative is directed through a blend of user experience knowledge and strong sense of that which captivates an audience.

Clients: Ford, Lincoln, National Car Rental, Enterprise Car Rental, Alamo, Disney, Carnival, US Bank, Pioneer.
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Aug 2011
Self Employed
It's all about the process.
Concepting • Storytelling • Brand

I do all things digital.
Responsive • Adaptive • Websites • Ebooks • Emerging Technologies

I love print.
Books • Posters • Logos • Branding
Akron, OH, USA
Oct 2010Jul 2012
The University of Akron Press is a publisher that works with national and international authors. UA Press publishes books about history, poetry, law, psychology, and regional interests. Responsibilities: page layout, cover design, design of advertising and promotional materials.
Akron, OH, USA
Aug 2011May 2012
Design x 9 is an award-winning design studio within the Myers School of Art. Nine students are selected each year to participate based on work ethic, skill, communication, and leadership. Design x 9 works with both regional and national clientele. Responsibilities: web design and development, publication, advertising, presentation, branding.
Akron, OH, USA
Aug 2008May 2012
Bachelor's (BFA) in Graphic Design
Minor in Computer Imaging
Graduated May 2012
Magna Cum Laude
Nominee — Creative Solutions
Nominee — Rookie of the Year
National Student Silver ADDY
Regional Student Gold ADDY
Local Judge's Choice ADDY
Breaking Thru Website Design Award (1st)
Featured on
Dean's List 2008-present
Exhibitions from 2009-2012
May 2011
Venice Biennale Travel Grant Nominee
May 2011
Studio Competition Scholarship
Dec 2010
Miami Art Basel Travel Grant
1st place — Breaking Thru Website Design Award (1st)
Art Direction, Branding, Illustration/Icon Development, Interactive/Web Design, Strategy, UI/UX
AIGA 2010 – present
American Advertising Federation 2010 – present
Nerdy Overnight Website Challenge 2014 – present