2020 SEGD Chapter Chair Award recipient
Zach Kotel is a co-chair of the Denver Chapter.
Zach Kotel’s background lies in fine art, specifically painting and drawing. With many years of experience in almost all traditional art media, Zach has an exceptional eye for composition, leading to conceptually sound designs. A skilled writer with experience in advertising, Zach is also keenly aware of brand perception. He has designed logos and identities, environmental graphics, storyboards, packaging, merchandise, advertising and signage concepts for a wide variety of clients.
Zach Kotel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art, with an emphasis in Painting, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Literature, from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. He has also studied at the Institut Catholique de Paris and the Académie de la Croix-Nivert in Paris, France.
Zach continues to create art in his free time and has a woodcut in the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts’ print collection in Wuhan, China. Zach’s passions also lie with anything francophone and, having lived in France, he speaks fluent French. Zach’s love for food and cooking has led him all over the world, trying exotic new delicacies and always with a camera in tow.
Volunteer Activities 2016 GDUSA American Package Design Awards, Award of Recognition, Whole Foods Market: Belmar
2015 HOW International Design Awards, Award of Merit, Mother of the Nation Park
2015 GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards, Award of Recognition, Mother of the Nation Park EGD, Signage, Exhibits & Wayfinding
2015 GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards, Award of Recognition, Museum of Outdoor Arts Identity, Signage & Environmental Graphics
2015 GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards, Award of Recognition, ArtHouse Design Website
2015 GDUSA American Package Design Awards, Award of Recognition, Cannectar Vaporizer Cartridge Packaging
Branded Environments, Placemaking, Public Installation, Strategy/Research/Planning, Wayfinding
Brand, Equitable Design, Graphic, Interpretive, Signage
Denver, Mountain / Central
Corporate, Cultural, Education, Entertainment, Healthcare, Museums, Recreation, Retail, Urban + Civic