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Meet the staff at Studio Z Design

Rachel Zimmerman

graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Photography. Zimmerman’s photography is held in a number of permanent collections, including the George Eastman House Museum in Rochester NY. Rachel Zimmerman Photography was established independently in 1994 with a concentration on black and white printing and medical photography with clients at both the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2000 Studio Z was formed to include both print and web design not only diversifying the services offered to clients but created a team driven work environment. Currently, she serves on the Fractured Atlas Council, The Night Market Advisory Council, and advisory committees for Design Philadelphia, Fiber Philadelphia and the art advisory committee of CFEVA. She is a member of Arttable and is also on the executive board of the Old City Arts Association, the board of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and is an alumna of Leadership Philadelphia. In 2008 Zimmerman was named one of the region’s “Top 101 Emerging Connectors” and in 2011 was named one of the “76 Creative Connectors” through studies conducted by Leadership Philadelphia.

In 1999 Zimmerman created InLiquid, a non profit visual arts organization, to increase community and visibility for independent artists which includes artists from around the globe.

John Boyko

Boyko graduated from Temple University with a M.A. from the School of Communications specializing in corporate identity and branding he also received a B.A. in Radio, Television and Film graduating with Honors. Boyko has taught media & society and media production at Temple for 4 semesters and has worked as a producer / director at WRLH – TV in Richmond VA where he began working in graphic design. He has worked on branding and graphic design for the University of Pennsylvania, and Presbyterian Medical Center. He worked on the transition of Bell Atlantic and GTE through to Verizon and thereafter. Boyko became a partner in studio z design in 2005. He has been a board member of the non profit art & design organization InLiquid since 2006.

Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall received a BFA from Alfred University in Ceramics and Expanded Media in 2006. Between 2006 and 2011 he worked as a graphic designer in Salt Lake City for five years where he worked with several Salt Lake City stage arts groups as a graphic designer for Mills Publishing. In 2010 co-founded Gray Wall Gallery and worked as curator until 2011. He received an MFA from Penn State in 2013 before moving to Philadelphia to establish a studio practice.

He joined Studio Z Design in 2014 and brings a strong background in publication design, print, and web design. A diverse professional skill-set in design allows Matthew to work with clients and collaborators in their language. His experience working at both lead and production design levels allows him to knowingly build efficient systems at a reasonable rate.


Studio Z Design
1400 North American Street, Studio 314, Philadelphia Pa | TEL: 215.235.3525 | FAX: 215.235.3527