Zachary G. Augustine

I study history and philosophy at the University of Chicago

My current focus is on:


The University of Chicago

B.A. with honors in the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Medicine (HIPS) with a minor in Philosophy

June 2016


ZGA Everyday

Daily art project |

January 2015 - Present

  • Publish a new piece of art as a means to learn Cinema 4D and other 3D tools
  • Unbroken streak of over 150 days

Philosophy for Any Life: an open-source self-help book

Self-published |

July 2015 - September 2014 | Chicago, IL

  • Wrote a 326 page book in three months
  • Typeset, designed, and self-published online
  • Physical copies on Amazon


Marketing Director

The Oriental Institute |

July 2014 - April 2015 | Chicago, IL

  • Modernize the museum website and homepage image styling
  • Redesign all mailings, stationary, and flyers
  • Create brochure for top-level donors


Dean's Fund for Student Life

Funding for art projects

Spring 2016

Student Fine Arts Fund

Funding for art projects

Spring 2016

Arthur Adkins Fellowship

For research on the classical world

Summer 2015

PRISM research grant

For research on practical philosophy

Summer 2015


Windsor Central High School

Class of 2016


Edge Entreprenurship

Academy lead

Spring 2015 - Winter 2016

  • Manage other volunteer teachers, help plan their courses, and connect them with students
  • Teach introductory classes on graphic design, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Brand and advertise for organization