I started my graphic design career eleven years ago with a dream and a Macromedia Flash 2 demo disk. From there, I proceeded to master web and print design; learn a number of programming languages for creating web applications (now primarily Ruby On Rails), building accessible websites and client etiquette.
I create websites from start to finish. I can help plan and flesh out ideas into functional specifications for developers, I can then design the website with the specifications, and then I can code the website up for you. All the time, keeping you in the loop so you can feel happy that your project is in capable hands.
I was asked to create the design identity for Mogoterra while the owners developed the application. I closely worked with them and picked out the colours and created a usable and unique workflow for their application. They are currently in Alpha invite mode.
I was commissioned in a continual effort to refactor the Ruby codebase and make front-end changes. We have now a decent test suite. The new website will be launching hopefully soon.
I was a partner in this startup and one of the two programmers. We launched private beta but disbanded eventually due to busy schedules.
I designed and developed this GTD application. It is currently in private beta and will go public in due time. It was designed to be instantly familiar to a user yet fresh and new.
While working at Hashrocket, I wanted to know what other people were up to so I could pair with them if it was a topic of interest. They were not interested in using an external solution so I built this application quickly..
I was given the honour to design the '09 website. I did an initial design which was then taken so they could give it their own touch.
"Zach is the oddball designer who doubles as a capable developer. Or maybe he's an effective developer who also has serious design chops and a love of typography. Honestly I'm not sure which of those descriptions fits better. But what I do know is that it's a pleasure to work with someone who can not only deliver a slick user interface but also bring it to life."
"Zach came into Hashrocket as a "guest star" for one of our 1st 3-2-1 Launches and very quickly made it apparent that we would be silly not to keep him around for a longer term engagement. The thing I find most intriguing about Zach is that he has both design and development skills. Depending upon the project I have been able to staff him as both a designer or as a hard corp Rails developer, and he has served both roles capably. He also has the demeanor to work well with other team members and will stand up for issues he believes in. He will argue for better solutions, refactors when appropriate and keeps the best interest of the project in mind at all times."
"Zach and I often bounce ideas off of each other while working. I love his enthusiastic approach to whatever he is working on. I always trust his advice on any development hitches I run across. His knowledge is something I value highly and look forward to working with him on future projects."
"Zach is one of those rare flukey wunderkind edgecases. He's a talented designer who creates elegant interfaces and - unlike the rest of us wet blankets - can actually bring them to life. Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, On Time"
"I don't think I can fit enough content concerning the 5 years I've known Zach. What started out as some random conversations on a forum turned into a great friendship. Zach is one of those people you know will stick by you through anything. He's a young professional with the potential to really make a difference, and he's by far one of my closest friends."
"Zach is a talented, hard-working chap with great design sense and an eye for perfection. He knows what every project needs and knows how to get it done. Hire him."
"Having had the pleasure of having Zach do some work for me, I can attest to his eagerness, his honesty, and his development skills. Zach would be an asset to any organization."
"Zach is a top-notch Rails developer who is on the cutting edge of front-end web development. Zach is frequently my information source for the latest trends, techniques, and frameworks."
"Zach is a Rockstar developer to say the least. Not only does he have good business sense and a good eye for design, but his programming knowledge is well beyond his years. I've been thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Zach on my projects and I look forward to working with him on future projects in the coming months. Two thumbs up!"
"Zach is an active, passionate entrepreneur who doesn't shy away from hard work to get the job done, and get it done well. He often takes initiative to get ideas off the ground, and easily gets other talents involved in projects to help increase the quality and output. I have worked with Zach on LT3media and it's been an inspiring and enjoyable experience."
"Zach completed a critical design/build project for us on time and under budget, what more can you say? But with Zach, there IS more, he also made sure the site launched smoothly and was tenacious and reliable in fixing an unforeseen technical difficulty. Zach is a credit to his profession and we are happy customers. Thanks Zach!"
"Zach is very detailed-orientated & forthcoming about his vision. He's probably one of the most efficient people I know and has a great sense of humor."
"Zach's a driven individual with a knack for getting the right people together and delivering. When I need to know something about web development, he's the first person I ask."
"Zach has proven himself as both a talented web designer and developer. He is highly focused, would be a welcome addition to any team or of engagement as a freelancer."
"Zach Inglis is an enthusiastic supporter of Web Standards, and is very active within the community. He regularly attends conferences and workshops to keep his skills up to date and develop strong relationships with industry leaders and mentors."
"Zach is an interesting, personable guy who has always seemed eager about what he does. He seems to have a wide knowledge of the areas he works in and brings all of these things together to produce great work."
"Zach is a double edged sword, he's a good designer, and a good developer. He's worked with big names like Hashrocket, and has many open source contributions around the web."
"Dedicated and professional, Zach is a talented and hard-working Web designer/developer. It's a pleasure to work with him."
"Zach is rare bird, he is both a talented designer capable of pushing pixels to create beautiful interfaces and a developer who can wire an application to function as envisioned."
"I consider Zach to be one of the top developers in the industry. I have always been impressed with his attention to detail, design skills, and professionalism."
"Working with Zach has been wonderful. He is talented, professional and very knowledgeable in both design and development."
"Zach has some great skills and it was a pleasure working with him."
"Zach is a very talented and committed designer, his work is impressive. I would work with him any time."
"Very enthusiastic and keen to do a good job."