Taran Kratz

I am a pure creative at heart who wants to capture a story with each design piece. A graphic designer and Adobe software trainer for many years with a passion for making things look good; I have worked with a wide range of clients who have required an equally wide range of design styles. I’m familiar with many approaches to design and consider myself to be adaptable to the needs of any given project. I like to build on what a client gives me and then offer my expertise as a sounding board for the vision of the client. My personal preference is towards clean and open designs with a single striking visual or eye-catching typographical work but this is not always the correct approach. It comes down to the needs of the project and the message that needs to be conveyed. I like to ask, “What is the story this design piece is trying to tell and how can I make l this piece tell that story?”

Taran KratzOver the last 10 years, I’ve become increasingly interested in board game design and creating graphics for the board game industry so I founded my own business called Zeroic Games. You can see more about Zeroic here: https://zeroicgames.com/

As for other hobbies, expect to find me at an ultra-nerdy game or comic convention deep diving into the unfathomable mysteries of some sci-fi/fantasy lore, reading my Bible or some other wondrous tales of good vs. evil, or spending time in nature with my family here in the Pacific Northwest!