“As our Senior Product Designer at Activtrak, Zach designed massively important features like Team Pulse, Passive Wave 2, a MSP Command Center, and our Premium product called Insights. He’s modernized the overall look & feel of the app through the delivery of other high value features and improved our data visualization. He advocated for and introduced new design tool, design processes, and testing throughout the product dev cycle.”
— Javier Aldrete, VP of Product ActivTrak
"Zach Byrd - Art Director - As an experienced digital designer, Zach implements innovative UX methodologies to create rich interactive consumer experiences. Zach leads the PlusOne creative team, bringing a great design acumen along with a deep background in designing complex, enterprise-level digital experiences."
–Jeremy Siefkas, Owner of PLUSONE AGENCY
I am a Product/UI UX Designer and have been an Art Director and business owner. My desire to create exceptional products and well crafted user experiences has driven me to not only build my design skills but also complementary skills such as font-end coding in HTML5, CSS, and the basic use of jQuery. (This portfolio site was hardcoded by me) This particular advanced skill has been and valuable asset enabling me to better understand what is possible with my designs and communicate with engineers more effectively. I also have experience as a business owner of Rocket Byrd design, which had focused primarily on web based projects and branding.
I grew up in Colorado, mostly in Denver, with my wife, our dog, and myself calling Austin our home now. My desire to create intelligent everyday problem solving designs is not only a desire but a deep life purpose. This drive resonates within me, not only because it's an act of creating new and useful things, but when it's executed with purpose and clarity, it can help more than a company, but communities and lives. It's a powerful and beautiful thing when done right, and I believe it's most successful when done with others in a like-minded community. Outside of design, I'm an avid outdoorsman, athlete, and creative, enjoying camping, snowboarding, volleyball, and golf, as well as woodworking and printmaking!