Maker Spotlight: Zach Raw

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Maker Spotlight: Zach Raw

First and last name

zach raw

Where are you located? 


What is your day job? 


What kinds of stuff do you make? 

custom illustrations, paintings, prints and stickers

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How did you get started making stuff? 

started drawing at a young age and my parents were very supportive of that. they would set me up with weekend art classes and it grew from there. after high school i began trying to make it a fulltime job. For years i worked in retail while taking commission work on the side. this allowed me to build a portfolio and a good amount of clients until i was able to start illustrating full time. i have been doing that for the past 6 years.

What is something that you’ve made that you’re really proud of? 

I just recently finished this years Oktoberfest poster for Tulsa and its one of my most complex illustrations. it took a whole month and over 550 layers on Photoshop

What is next on your project list? 

I’ve got a few digital portrait commissions that im working on right now, along with a 24″x36″ canvas portrait painting.

what is something you’d like to work with but you haven’t yet? 

animation and digital/RV sculpting

Any advice for people reading this? 

if you are a creative, be open to new things and stretch outside of your comfort zone. you might surprise yourself

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Are you going to show off at a maker faire in the near future? If so, which one?

right now, all i have planned is this weekends maker faire at the Expo Square. You can find more information about the Tulsa Maker Faire here!

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