Zachary Petit (better known out of print as Zac Petit) is a freelance journalist, copywriter and editor / former magazine editor / photo dabbler / lover of all things writerly, design-ish and nerd-like.
Essays galore! Last year I joined forces with my former PRINT magazine compatriot Debbie Millman to work on Design Matters Media LLC. Stay tuned for some big plans that are in the works. In the meantime, every week I write a piece to accompany the latest episode of the Design Matters With Debbie Millman podcast. From Simon Doonan and Shirley Manson to Steven Heller, Sarah Kay, David Cay Johnston, Pete Souza, Amy Sherald, Patricia Cronin and many, many brilliant others, read all about ’em here.
I’ve also been elated to launch a monthly series for AIGA Eye on Design that sits right at the intersection of the aforementioned obsession with the writerly, design-ish and nerd-like. Herein, find the stories behind some of the best contemporary book covers being produced (or not produced) today, from the likes of John Gall, Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein, Helen Yentus, and many more. Swoon.
Get ’em while they're hot! (Did I mention they're perpetually hot?) Treat Ideas Like Cats: And Other Creative Quotes to Inspire Creative People and The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing: How to Write, Work & Thrive On Your Own Terms can be found at a bookstore or Amazon near you. [older stuff]