About Us

Zartists was formed in May of 2018 as a collaborative effort by creative owners David Alcorn (Alcorn Design) and Michael Clawson (Big Fish Creations). With a combined design industry experience of over 70 years, Zartists is ready to be your full service group offering award winning design, production, branding, project management, and public relations. Read more about the founders. 

David Alcorn

David Alcorn has been involved in book design primarily for university presses, museums, and publishers since 1986. However, his design career spans over fifty years with experience in corporate design consultancies in New York, San Francisco, and La Jolla, California. During the early years running his own firm, David will long be remembered as the designer of the iconic The North Face logo.

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Michael Clawson

Michael Clawson’s background began in Silicon Valley when Apple Computer and Adobe Systems first made their mark in desktop publishing. He was introduced to interactive media early in his career, transitioned to production artist, and later to creator and lead principal of an interactive department at a major advertising agency. His design career spans over twenty years with a diverse repertoire that includes a hybrid combination of designer and developer with emphasis on graphic design, branding, photography and communication. Michael co-owns a boutique digital marketing company.

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