Great design and engineering are what our digital creative agency lives and breathes. Our team consists of hand-selected masters of graphic design, web development and strategic marketing from Northern California and beyond. We are passionate about our clients and experts at helping them exceed their highest potential.


We believe:

That both form and function can work in concert.
That people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.
That telling your story is the key to building a meaningful brand.

We believe in the power of authenticity.

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Zack Darling

Zack Darling


Zack Darling has been a professional graphic artist since 1995. Prior to discovering his calling in digital art he was a manager of a pre-press department, writer, journalist, and editor-in-chief of a newspaper. Zack started Greenfield Graphics & Printing in 1997. The company’s artwork in print and electronic media developed a loyal following. His passion for the creative side of graphic art is evident in his music industry designs, yet he also exceeds in creating high-impact corporate marketing materials. His mastery of the crucial design programs has allowed him to not only produce effective commercial designs, but also bring his graphics deep into the realm of fine digital art. It is this creative look that has built Zack a reputation as one of the most dynamic visual artists in the music and event industry.

Kate Schneider

Kate Schneider

President + CTO

Kate brings creativity to technology with two decades of experience in the high-tech industry. Since beginning her career in the Bay Area in the mid-90s and through a wide variety of both traditional and progressive, independent places of work she has honed her skills as a technologist and leader in creative and marketing services. With a passion for data and databases as the center of her world, Kate brings a high standard of work and accomplishment with her to any project and an extensive list of experience points and knowledge upon which to draw.

Laurel Gregory

Laurel Gregory

Creative Director

Laurel Gregory has been an artist since a young age, when she first discovered drawing and music. After working for years as a freelance designer for several Fortune 500 Companies, she is thrilled to be a part of a team that shares her values and work ethic. At The Hybrid, Laurel oversees all creative endeavors, managing the creative direction of 40-50 projects at any given time, including (but not limited to) branding & identity, packaging design, and all other web/print deliverables. She is responsible for keeping the design department running smoothly, creating engaging and compelling art, maintaining client happiness and producing the quality of work we have become known for.

Jiin Ryu

Jiin Ryu

Project Manager

Jiin has a natural eye for design and a strong pull toward managing the aesthetics of life. With a background in operations management and client relations, Jiin brings efficiency and focus to daily processes and, shall we say, celebration execution. Prior to her tenure at ZDCA Design & Development, Jiin successfully worked in corporate integrations and acquisitions for leading companies including Nuance and Charles Schwab.

Natalia Jaramillo

Natalia Jaramillo

Project Manager / Social Media Marketing

Natalia is a marketer by trade and personality. From conferences and trade shows to themed special events, online marketing, social media, and web design, Natalia enjoys working one-on-one with clients to find success in the little things that paint a big picture. She spent 10+ years in radio broadcasting, doing everything from voiceover work to production. Her passion for people and helping make their visions become a reality make her a wonderful addition to ZDCA.

Clifford Hill

Clifford Hill

Web Designer

Clifford’s interest in producing visual media began in earnest around 1989, with junior college studies in film, photography, and art history, including crafts study such as ceramics and jewelry making. In 1994, at San Francisco State University (SFSU), he continued visual and interactive design studies in the Broadcast Communications Department, within the then-emerging digital media curricula. Clifford completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department (BECA) at SFSU with a Minor in English Literature (Magna Cum Laude).


Brian Applegarth – New Account Strategist

Ali Ross – Project Manager
Software Development Lifecycle / SDL & PMI Project Methodology / PMI – PMP Certified / Agile Methods


Walt Grayson – Web Developer
Front- end / LAMP Stack / CMS Integration

Reavis Sutphin-Gray – Software Engineer
Javascript Frameworks / Python / Systems Architecture / Complete Development Cycle

Damien Tougas – Software Engineer
Python / LAMP Stack / Javascript / Systems Engineer

Marc Urbaitel – Software Engineer
Lamp Stack / Javascript / Systems Architecture

Kai Leimletter – Web Developer
Python / LAMP Stack

Michael Richardson – Web Developer
Lamp Stack / Javascript / CMS Expert

Greg Wunz – Microsoft Technologist
AutoCAD / DBA / Microsoft Technologies


Josh Porter – Graphic Designer & Photographer
Branding / Custom Illustration / Packaging Design / Photography

Whitney Snelling – Graphic Designer
Branding / Typography Specialist / Packaging Design

Chris Da Sie – Front-End UX & UI Designer
WordPress / Shopify / CSS / HTML

Ben Klocek – Graphic Designer & UX Specialist
User Experience / Teaching / SEO / Consulting

Michael Houghton – Illustrator
Art / Custom Illustration / Technical Drawings / Branding / Product Design / Packaging & Label Design / Apparel Design

Sashwa Burrous – Cinematographer & Motion Graphics Artist
Videography / Photography / Motion Graphics

Josh Woodlander – Web Designer
Web Design / UI/UX Specialist

Joe Leonard – Illustrator
Art / Custom Illustration / Caricature

Max May- Illustrator
Custom Illustration / Pen & Ink Designs / Branding

Jade Turgel – Photographer
Product Photography / Lifestyle Shots / Food Styling / Photo Editing

James Curtis – Motion Graphics Artist
After Effects / Motion Graphics / Videographer / Vector Illustration / Graphic Design

Jeffrey Wisdom
Branding / Graphic Design / Market Vision / Innovation

ZDCA Awards & Recognition:

Best of the Northbay Bohemian 2012 Best of the Northbay Bohemian 2013 Best of the Northbay Bohemian 2014 Best of the Northbay Bohemian 2015 Best of the Northbay Bohemian 2016 Best of the Northbay Bohemian 2017 California Green Business Network Sonoma County North Bay Business Journal, Forty Under 40 North Bay Business Journal, ListsOnline