Chisik Studio was founded over 9 years ago on the principle that design grounded in strategic thinking, gives you an advantage over your competition. Our design philosophy is doing amazing work that is effective and inspiring. Most refer to us as the “small but mighty studio.” We don’t like name-calling but we’ll gladly take that.
After receiving his design degree, Zach began working as a graphic designer at a design studio in Kansas City, learning from some of the most talented designers he’s known. After a few years at there, he and his wife moved to Chicago where he founded Chisik Studio. Zach immediately took the role of Creative Director for many new clients. He spent a few years in Brooklyn, New York and then decided to relocate back to Kansas City. It’s been nine years at the helm of Chisik Studio and he’s loving every day of it.
What exactly is a ‘Chisik? Well it’s not ‘a what’… it’s ‘a where.’ The name Chisik (pronounced – chiz-ick) comes from a small island located in Alaska where our creative director Zach spent part of his childhood growing up on. It was a childhood paradise full of adventure, excitement, creation and dreams. Alaska holds a special place in Zach’s heart. It’s these memories and dreams from Chisik Island that drive the passion of our design. He loves the outdoors and we like to think that growing up there is where his passion for designing and enjoying life comes from.
We take a strong, genuine and personal interest when it comes to our client’s dreams and passions and we enjoy offering our design, hosting and podcasting services to get them there. We believe that has strongly shaped who we are as a studio and why many of our clients enjoy working with us on a consistent basis. Hear what some of our clients have to say about us…
I love working with Zach! I first met him when he was already the designer for a client and a project I was working on required his services. He is highly creative, detailed, polished, timely and responsive. One of my favorite things about working with Zach is that he really listens and can easily get the sense of what you want and need even if you don't know how to put it into words. I have since hired Zach for work in my own business as well as recommended him to two other clients who have enjoyed his work. I highly recommend him for graphic design and web design services.
Zach Cole knows the design world inside out! I have worked with Zach during the last 8 years - where he has met every design request … even the next-to- impossible ones! Zach has the creative ability to break down the design process offering us better-than-imagined designs and layouts. Zach listens, suggests, designs, and responds on-time completing and meeting all deadlines.
Zachary Cole has been my graphic designer for 8 years now, not only is he a talented artist, he is kind and has never missed a deadline. He is able to take a concept and create magic. I am very blessed to have been referred to him. When he retires, I'll retire.
I've worked with Zach for over seven years, based entirely on a referral from a colleague. I can't tell you the value he's added to my brand and business. He designed my slides fro TEDxBoulder, leading to some of the most widely shared slides in the history of TEDx talks. He designs all of my presentations (much to the appreciation of everyone who books me to speak). I refer him without hesitation to my clients, because I know he's diligent, creative, and easy to work with. His best work happens when I tell him, "Get creative!" and give him the leeway to do what he does best. If you're looking for a long-term partner for all of the visual needs for your brand or company, Zach and Chisik Studio is your BS-free destination for beautiful results.
I have been working with Zach for several years now and absolutely love his work! I was referred to Zach by a business associate, and since then our company has split twice and has been acquired. With each business milestone we have reached Zach has been along for the ride. Since working with us as Acumen Advisors in 2010 to now providing graphic design services for all three companies I am affiliated with. He is timely, patient, and responsive. I couldn't ask for a better partner.
Every time I work with the Zach I am always blown away. The speed, level of professionalism, and quality of work is always above and beyond. I have tried other designers for even small design tasks and am never satisfied. I've been spoiled by Zach and have now used them exclusively for 2 years! The quality of the workbooks he helps me to create for my clients are TOP NOTCH. We use them for $5,000 per ticket events and the clients and attendees are always impressed with the quality and creativity. As the curriculum designer, it makes me look GOOD and I am so thankful for their work!
I have been working with Zach for a couple of years now. What blows me away is his consistency of professionalism, communication and quality of work. His timeliness and efficiency has helped my passions and dreams become a reality. I have worked with many professionals, creative directors and graphic designers and Zach sits atop the list in his own category.