My Bio: My name is Zach I'm 27 years old and I'm the owner/creative director at Tragic Hope Apparel www.tragichopeapparel.com
first off, no offense taken. you have to go pretty far to offend me. secondly, i don't understand how you can tell me not to post my problems with other designers (which i have never done) on the site, then you go and post your issues with me on the site. take your own advice and message me personally, not on the site for everyone to see. i could personally care less, but it seems hypocritical to tell me one thing, while doing it yourself. lastly, i do contact canvas a lot about different things. i agree, i probably should not have posted that, but it wasn't a slander at all. all i said was that i wish they could be on top of things like the japan quake and whatnot, because it could be very beneficial. i in no way slandered the people that run canvas. just stated a thought that could be beneficial. i would start my own if i 1. had the time, 2. had the resources, 3. had the money. starting my own site would cost money for a while before it started making money. as far as my intentions for being a canvas member, it is to enter a christian design contest, because that's what this site is. as well as help younger designers with questions (see my video tutorials, my advice threads, etc), and bring a sense of excellence and push everyone to always improve, and get more creative. overall, there's very few people with the guts to be honest with eachother on here. being a christian does not mean lying to someone and telling them theyre design is great when it's really not. what most people don't get is how to handle criticism. look at adam grason's latest design. he's a very talented illustrator, and the most recent one he posted, definitely was on it's way, but i felt that he rushed certain things, and was the only one who had the guts to say so. he knows how to handle critiques, and it shows. he actually ended up agreeing with me. that's where most people go wrong here, they just get offended when someone says "this needs work" without actually thinking that the person might be right. i'm not saying i'm right all the time, but it's something to consider when someone has a suggestion or says that it needs work. i've actually seen this changing lately, there are more talented designers giving helpful critiques and pushing to bring that sense of excellence to the table here. anyways, this is way too long of a comment so i'll end here: thanks for your input, but i believe you misinterpreted what i was saying, and i apologize if it came off as slandering to the site, it was not intended to do so.
Hey, I was just wondering if you could find the time to skim my designs and tell me what I need to do to step them up a notch?
Sure thing it's firstname.lastname@example.org...give me a shout!
Had a feeling that was the case. That's a travesty!!! I've got a DTG Viper printer sitting upstairs just itching to print some great designs! 17x31 full color full shirt prints in seconds! We should figure out something to get your designs printed! Let me know if you have any ideas? Figure out a plan...we are missing a great opportunity I think? Still can keep doing stuff for canvas, but all the ones that don't make their cut and we feel worthy of print...let's print and see what happens...thoughts? Let me know. We can even print your on label inside.
Hey my friend...what are you doing with all the designs that didn't win?
Glad to hear everything is going good with the fam and ministry...oh and tshirt stuff!! Awesome!! So are you printing any if your own tees? If so what gear are you using? I'm using a DTG Viper which is a digital machine that will print 4 up and up to 17" x 31" full color full shirt!! Put a lot of money into it. Fams growing...now have two kidos and one on the way!! Worship ministry is super busy...about 120-150 dates this year and next years looking as busy if not busier. Well let me know if you need anything..would love tp help you in any way I can!! God speed!!! JAH!!!
Hey friend! I'd love your feedback on another new design I have since you give great comments! http://www.canvasthreads.com/DesignDetails.aspx?id=6890
Called "HEART OF STONE"
Thanks Zach. Your designs are pretty rockin as well. and you have got some good wins under your belt to prove it. Keep the faith.
Hey there, you leave great comments and I always appreciate your feedback. If you get a chance, please check out my latest design- it's been forever since I've submitted. Thanks! It's called "Bear with one another".
I just ordered your "Love Came Down" shirt from C28! I can't wait to get it!
congrats on the latest print!
Yo, love your look, your vision and your designs. My wife and I have recently opened up a new Christian clothing apparel store outside of Atlanta, Georgia looking for a new cool, hip urban graphic artist to create a design for button-down shirts.
Zach, congrats on your latest win Sweet design.
HEY ZACH! how you been brother, i wanted to say congrats on your winning design, GOD BLESS YOU ..........ALSO LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MY NEWEST DESIGNS, LEAVE SOME COMMENTS. TAKE CARE OK .
hey zach!!! how are you brother!!! well just passing by to say hi and i also wanted to invite you to vote for the "PURPLE GUY" t-shirt, i did this one in his honor, since he been working so hard trying to select everysingle winner design, thats a job nobody wants, lol , hoping you vote for it,DO IT FOR THE PURPLE GUY! GOD BLESS YOU! HERE IS THE LINK:
hi ZACK! how are you brother!!! God bless you! i love your art , your designs are very clever, you just very talented, and i pray for you can reach all your goals this year ,may God give you the power, patient and strength to make it happen, take care my brother!
Hey man thanks so much for your support on my tees! very much appreciated! hope you are doing well my friend
Your testimony is awsome. How cool it is to be changed for the better in Jesus name. :) Keep up the great designs!
great designs! keep up da good work! hey! can you please check out my t shirt! it's only my second design! thank you!
I go to Calvary Chapel in Spokane, Wa. Pastor Ken Ortiz! I just wanted to say hi & bless your work. You have a great artistic gift. Keep it up!
You're welcome for the comments. I know all about time constraints, not like having a family, but work and other activities take up most of my time. How is Aikon doing? I never heard anything after like the third phone call.
hey how are you??
Hey friend! Just wanted you to check out my latest designs, "Empty" for both guys and girls- it addresses the dangers of alcohol in a bold way- when you get a chance! Please leave some feedback! Blessings!
I cant wait to be rockin you savior shirt! nice work bro.
Thanks man, I really appreciate your feedback! But I have to say, guys like you and your designs, you guys set the bar high man, your work is really good.
Hey Zach just came to say hi! tnx 4 sharing your ar, with us... great messages on those shirts... Blessings!
Hey Hey! Just wanted to say I really enjoy your work! Do you ever paint or do art exhibits? God Bless! - Barry
Hey man just wanted to say great job on the winning design. I'm from Vero Beach as well. I don't know if you remember me or not from VBHS but I got saved right after high school and got delivered from alcohol and lust and all that. I'm currently out in Broken Arrow, OK at Rhema Bible Training Center. Really glad to see you using your gifts for Him and doing an awesome job with it. Be blessed!
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Zach! hey buddy thanks for the support on my newest "The Love Revolution" Shirt! very much appreciated!
HI! Love your work! I own a christian clothing line called Adam & Eve Couture and I would love for you to do some graphic design work on our clothing!!!! I couldn't find your contact information.. so please email me and let me know your rates!! Look forward to working with you!!
Hi Zach. I like your style of art. You are very gifted. Congrats on the numerous, amazing, winning designs! I enjoyed reading your interview in the Canvas newsletter from about one week ago. May the Lord bless your ministries and your beautiful family. From a sister in Christ
Congrats of your winnings! Very nice designs! Keep on creating! God Bless!
Oh, I forgot to mention, we go to Calvery Chapel here!
What, you live here, We're here in St. Pete. We have to get together for dinner or something, We'd love to meet your family, and I can't wait to see your little cutie pie! Where are you by the way? WOrking on something else amazing?! We're patiently waiting for your next design. . . .