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ZAK's work for KOKOMO, a plant based restaurant in Vancouver, featured on The Dieline. KOKOMO Featured on the Dieline
17/11/2023
It’s always exciting to wake up and see our work featured on a blog everyone knows and loves – this time being The Dieline. We’ve been working with KOKOMO for a number of years now, and it’s really nice to see them get some recognition for all the hard work they’ve put into building such […]
KOKOMO plant-based restaurant branding and packaging design, showcasing soup packaging design. Case Study: KOKOMO
25/10/2023
Some new brand and packaging work up on our site for one of Vancouver’s most influential plant-based restaurants! KOKOMO offers nourishing, plant-based foods that are inspired by the sun and created for you. We worked alongside KOKOMO to re-establish their brand identity and just about everything that goes with it. Packaging design, website design, store […]
Hero illustration for the 2023 Vancouver Writers Fest by Rafael Mayani. The 2023 Vancouver Writers Fest
05/09/2023
Continuing on with festival season, the 2023 Vancouver Writers Fest program guide just launched, outlining all the exciting events going on this year. For the campaign design this year we had the pleasure of working alongside the very talented Rafael Mayani for a suite of illustrations. These illustrations showcase Granville Island through the eyes of […]
Campaign graphic for the 2023 Vancouver International Film Festival campaign. Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) 2023
05/09/2023
Festival season is creeping up quickly and we’re extremely stoked on our work for the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) for the 2023 season! It’s always an interesting challenge to keep pushing the boundaries of the VIFF brand, but one that’s extremely rewarding. The design, direction, and concept were done by us here at ZAK, […]
KOKOMO East Van is now open, featuring branding, packaging design, hoarding, and website design by ZAK. KOKOMO East Van Now Open!
28/08/2023
KOKOMO is one of our favourite clients, and we’ve had the pleasure to work with them on a number of things over the years. Branding, packaging design, website design, store hoarding – you name it, we’ve done it. They’re such a iconic business here in Vancouver, offering fresh plant-based meals for pickup and delivery. Everything […]
ZAK Applied Arts Feature
21/07/2023
You might recall that our very own Art Director, Arvin Paelmo, was selected to be a guest judge for the 2023 Applied Arts Student Awards! The fine folks at Applied Arts were kind enough to interview Arvin for an article on their website featuring one of our favourite projects – the Vancouver International Film Festival […]
Five Vancouver illustrators we love, an article by ZAK featuring inspiring illustrators and artists in Vancouver. Five Vancouver Illustrators We Love
20/04/2023
In today’s ever changing world, a brand’s unique identity is essential, and one way to achieve this is through illustration. By conveying messages and personality without words, it’s a valuable tool that we, as a creative agency in Vancouver, like to incorporate into our work. As we keep a close eye on the creative talent […]
DeeBee’s Brand Identity Launch
12/04/2023
We’re very excited to share some of the brand identity work we’ve been doing at ZAK with the lovely folks over at DeeBee’s Organics over the last few months! Led by Michelle Leggatt, we worked closely with the internal team at DeeBee’s to understand who they are, and how their brand needs to serve them for the future. The design […]
ZAK's website featured on Hubspot in their best green websites article. ZAK’s Website Featured on Hubspot
05/04/2023
This is a bit of a funny one, and it’s VERY niche but we were posted on Hubspot’s blog about their favourite green websites. As you probably know, we leaned into the green for our brand launch so we’re happy some people are taking notice! You can get your daily dose of green by reading […]
Pentawards Features Nora’s Non-Dairy
30/03/2023
We’ve been featured on Pentawards blog for our work with Nora’s Non-Dairy! Pentawards is an annual packaging design competition and hub, specifically for packaging designers. Nice to see they caught onto the great work we’ve done for Nora’s. congratulatory? Sure, but we know how good it is. Read their post here!
Packaging Design for Nora’s on the Dieline
17/03/2023
Happy Friday! It’s always nice to wake up and see our work getting a little love, this time over on the Dieline. Our work for Nora’s Plant Based Ice Cream has previously been featured on the Dieline, so it’s cool to see it up there again. We recently worked with Nora’s to update their packaging […]
ZAK Website Featured on Muzli and Guu ZAK Featured on Muzli and 1guu
15/03/2023
It’s always exciting to wake up and have friends reaching out that they’ve seen your work somewhere in the wild. With the launch of our new website design, it seems we were picked up by the essential Chrome plugin Muzli, by Invision as well as Japanese website design inspiration site 1guu. Let us know if […]
ZAK Website Featured on Awwwards as a Nominee ZAK’s New Website an awwwards Nominee
15/03/2023
With the launch of our new website, we were super excited to get out there and submit to some of our favourite inspiration resources. Awwwards is one of the most well known, and we were honoured to be accepted as a nominee. The votes are looking good and fingers are crossed we can get featured […]
ZAK Co-founder and creative director Kristian Hay can be found at Expo West 2023 in Anaheim. ZAK at Expo West 2023
08/03/2023
If you’re attending Expo West 2023 in Anaheim on March 10th, keep an eye out for Kristian Hay, the co-founder and creative director of ZAK. Kristian will be scouring the exhibition floors, staying up-to-date with the latest trends in brand identity and packaging, as well as checking out the work we’ve done for DeeBee’s Organics. […]
A New Era of ZAK
07/03/2023
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably seen the new ZAK brand out in the wild. Hopefully you like it, and can appreciate how difficult it is to reshape and and rebrand your own business. After 5 years at ZAK, it was time. We’ve been living with a brand identity that was created off the side […]
Arvin Paelmo selected to judge 2023 Applied Arts Student Awards
27/02/2023
It’s always an honour for a team member to be asked to judge anything, no less something we’re all very familiar with – the Applied Arts Student Awards. Back in university, it was always a goal to create a project worth of being submitted to the AA awards. We’re happy to say Arvin Paelmo, co-founder […]
Applied Arts Feature with co-founder, Kristian Hay
14/06/2021
After being one of the judges for the 2021 Photography & Illustration Awards, our very own co-founder and creative director, Kristian Hay, was recently featured on a blog post by Applied Arts. It’s a quick read but gives a little insight into the brain of the third letter of ZAK. Read the article here!
Design Thinkers 2020 – ZAK Feature
09/11/2020
We’re stoked to be a part of the RGD’s Design Thinkers 2020 event. We were asked to give a little studio tour and made a short video outlining our workspace, as well as a bit about the work we do. This will be shown next week on November 20th at 8 AM! From their website: […]
ZAK featured on Brand New for East 29th Branding
04/09/2020
Today is an exciting Friday as we’ve been featured on one of our favourite websites, Brand New. Our branding and packaging work for East 29th was highlighted and this was a welcome surprise to us and one we’re really stoked about as it’s a site that we visit on the daily.
ZAK On The Dieline for Grace & Stella
25/08/2020
It’s always nice to wakeup and see your work featured somewhere, no less on a wonderful site like The Dieline.Our packaging design work for Grace & Stella was featured in a recent article they did based on soft pastel packaging. Give it a browse!
ZAK on the Dieline for Nora’s
09/10/2018
We were lucky enough to be spotlighted on The Dieline for our work for Nora’s plant based ice cream! Photography by the wonderful Lauren Leggatt. Check it out here!