Zachary G. Augustine

University of Chicago (BA'16)
Graphic Designer


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



2008 - Present

  • Designed logos, shirts, posters, and print materials for 100+ clients

Graphic Designer

Chicago Innovation Fund |

Nov 2015 - Jan 2016 | Chicago, IL

  • Redesigned existing logo and created a slide deck for a medical technology company to present in a venture capital pitch. Company was funded.

Marketing Director

The Oriental Institute |

July 2014 - April 2015 | Chicago, IL

  • Modernized the museum website and homepage image styling
  • Redesigned all mailings, stationary, and flyers
  • Created a brochure for top-level donors

A/V Technician

International House |

Oct 2013 - July 2014 | Chicago, IL

  • Wired, filmed, and edited lectures and events.


ZGA Everyday

Art project |

January 2016 - September 2016

  • Published a new 3D render for 244 consecutive days
  • Learned Cinema 4D, Octane Render, and X-Particles from scratch
  • Projects The Gender Render and Beer Cans & Bubblegum presented at art shows
  • Recieved Dean’s Fund, Student Fine Arts Fund, and Sight X Sound prizes and funding

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

Self-published |

July 2015 - September 2014 | Chicago, IL

  • Wrote, edited, and designed a 326 page book in three months
  • A revival of Stoic philosophy for modern life through story and self-talk
  • Self-published as free 326-page PDF online, physical copies on Amazon
  • Recipient of the Arthur Adkins Fellowship and PRISM Research Grant
  • Featured in Stoicism Today: Selected Writings Vol II. ed. Patrick Ussher. 2016.


Edge Entreprenurship

Academy lead

Spring 2015 - Winter 2016

  • Managed other volunteer teachers, planned their courses, and connected them with students
  • Taught introductory classes on graphic design, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Designed branding and advertised for organization


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 2012