Breakout

Zac Elletson

Product Designer at Integrate

Zac is a Product designer with a traditional art and design background. His wide-ranging knowledge of underlying visual principles that span disciplines gives him a unique perspective to solving complex business and UX problems. 

 

 

Get to know Zac

Tell us about a project or accomplishments from the past 10 years that had a major impact on your life or career.
Always believing in myself and going after what I want 100% is the biggest accomplishment of my life and career.

What is your favorite color, and why?
A traditional oil-based color. PY129 – Green Gold.

What keeps you going when you’re focused on a project? Is there a particular saying or song that gets you moving?
Music for sure, and a constant reminder of what my goals are.

What’s your superpower, or one you wish you had?
Being obsessed with the “why” of every part of my life.

What design or career advice would you give to your younger self?
Stop questioning yourself and commit.

If you were given the opportunity to see into the future, what would you want to know?
I wouldn’t; it ruins the surprise.

How do you think design impacts your everyday life? The community?
Design (and art) isn’t just shapes and colors, it’s an approach to life, and when exercised appropriately, makes it better.

If you hadn’t ended up in the career you are in, what do you think you’d be doing?
A psychologist, or making art full-time, or both.

Attend Zac’s breakout presentation “Design Systems for SaaS Products” on Saturday, October 12 at the PHXDW Evolve Design Conference.