zzGassman Design Workshop

Iowa City, Iowa, USA

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About the Workshop
zzGassman Design Workshop is an interdisciplinary design collaborative established in 2008 by Bob and Shannon Gassman.

Trained in a breadth of design skills and craft traditions, zzGassman offers the knowledge and ability to generate a diverse range of digital, physical, and conceptual products.

The workshop operates as a live/work practice that comprehensively unites the act of design and the process of living.

Good Design
For better or for worse, design has a profound impact on the lives of every living thing. From the buttons on our shirts, to the foods that we eat, to the road signs we pass by daily, design is everywhere and may be the single greatest factor that influences the quality of our lives and our world.

Unfortunately, much of our society is forced to live with shortcomings of products and ideas that have been poorly designed and inadequately scrutinized, such as unnavigable websites, illegible signs and instructions, and non-sustainable packaging and products. It does not have to be this way.

Good design makes a difference!

zzGassman is dedicated to good design. Through critical analysis, thoughtful decision-making, and inventive production, we provide a crucial ingredient for improving our world. It is our personal goal to make a positive contribution by providing meaningful design for everyday life.

Current expertise:

• graphic design
• webpage design & development
• interactive media
• logo & brand identity
• print & publication design

Additionally, we maintain a diverse education in art and design, and frequently work in the fields of product design, photography, architecture, interior design, and handcraft. We are always pursuing new challenges that allow us to cultivate impactful and encompassing solutions.

Explore, Examine, Ponder.

This is the zzGassman wunderkammer, our collection of natural curiosities and inspiring artifacts gathered from the physical and ephemeral world around us. As part of our design process, we maintain a diverse cabinet of curiosities to catalog our life experiences and constantly nourish our minds.

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Websites, readings, and sources that continue to educate and provoke us:

Davis Studio Architecture & Design
Form Design Architecture
Jonathan Muecke, artist
Mikesch Muecke, polytekton
Mitchel Squire, artist
Neumann Monson Architects
Peter Goche, artist

Hire Us
Thank you for your interest in zzGassman Design Workshop.

A successful design project begins with good communication. We encourage you to trigger the process. Share your questions, ideas, and thoughts with us to initiate mutual progress.

phone: 630-677-0227
email: design@zzGassman.com

Selected Works

magazine cover, 2009
Iowa Architect, cover & layout published 2009

zzGassman interactive presentation, 2009
presented at Catalyst State: 20 x 2010, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, 2009

midwest solar home, 2007

cecropia moth, 2009

smoke detector clock, 2007

re-farming carrots, 2007

Art Object
a game of wit, 2009

Wall Art
rojas monster, 2010

oven mitt, 2009

zzGassman Design Workshop

Iowa City, Iowa, USA

© zzGassman, 2010

zzGassman Design Workshop