Born and raised in Dover, AR, I always enjoyed expressing myself artistically. In my younger years I was a capable artist for my age, never fully appreciating what I was creating. Through my teenage years though, I neglected that talent. While I remained creative, I supplanted that artistic outlet with a love of the computer, just as the industry was beginning to take shape.
It wasn’t until after a year into college that I discovered Graphic Design…the perfect medium for me as it combined both art and computers. I promptly enrolled at UACCM in Morrilton, AR, and became one of the first graduates to complete their newly-developed Graphic Design course in 1995.
For the next 12 years I practiced and honed my trade as a graphic designer, first with our area newspaper, and a then a local marketing agency. During this time I was able to learn a great deal more about my craft, as well as how to work alongside associates and clients alike. Simply put, I wore many hats.
In August of 2007, I reached the conclusion that it was time to step out on my own. It was then that I formed ZimCreative, first working out of my home-office, and later moving into my current office at 220 East 4th Street in Russellville, AR.
ZimCreative now consists of two staff and a stable of professional partners for photography, writing and printing. Since the beginning, we’ve offered services including logo design, media advertising and website management. We now also have the pleasure of managing and producing ABOUT the River Valley, a locally owned community-oriented website, going on 16 years strong.
In my personal life, I’ve been blessed with a loving wife (Lydia), three children (Grace, Claire & Lucas,) and a wonderful family. With their support, I’ve been able to do what I love, and I love what I do. It’s always been my joy to serve the River Valley as well as clients across the country. Now, I look forward to the opportunity of working with you as well.