Who I Am
Occasionally communicating in the third-person to make him seem more important than he really is, Mr. Ezzat is a passionate creative leader and an obsessive visual designer.
With over two decades of design experience and an affable demeanor, Ziad brings a unique blend of thoughtful pragmatism and neurotic attention to detail to every project he takes on.
He lives and works in beautiful Oakland, California with his lovely wife and their three wholly unreasonable cats.
WHAT I DO
I lead teams of designers, developers, illustrators, photographers, video producers, marketers, copywriters, editors, and all sorts of wacky creative types into making beautiful things together.
I make strategic decisions to help my team create the strongest work possible within the ubiquitous, often ridiculous constraints of time and budget.
I preach the brand. I police the brand. I am the brand.
I get my hands dirty. I push pixels, write copy, code htmlcss php js rofl jk lol.
I crop, nudge, filter, and blur. I live and breathe Adobe Creative Cloud. I dream in CMYK. I bleed 1/8″ on all sides.
I research everything. I stare at cool stuff. I read all the blogs—that’s right, all of them. I keep up with the trends. I avoid the fads. I consume as much amazing work as I possibly can in order to create the most amazing work I possibly can.
At work, I herd cats figuratively—at home, literally.
Some things I made to show you how I made those things I made.
Self-indulgent nonsense you should definitely ignore.
is the moment, is the reason, that everything happens.