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Designing upstream from the crowd

We're a team of designers, thinkers, strategists, writers, developers, and creatives.

What started as a solo mission has evolved to a team of people working together to reshape the landscape of agency work. Through a collaborative of freelancers across disciplines, Trout Media is able to provide the services of a small agency, but with a more personalized approach.

What We Do
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • SEO
  • Photography
  • Brand Strategy
  • Motion Design
  • Visual Identity
  • UI/UX Design
  • Account Management
  • Content Writing
  • Research & Analysis
  • Brand Support
  • Stop-motion Animation
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Who we are

We're a group of creative problem solvers, with experience helping and guiding brands across multiple industries. We work with small businesses, large corporations, and wonderful individuals to tell their stories, connect to their audiences, and make them look good while doing it.

Founder, Creative Director

Zac Trout

Branding nerd, family guy, and outdoors-enthusiast.

With over a decade of experience in the creative industry, Zac has been honing his craft as a designer while finding solutions to unique problems and connecting businesses with their people. He has led hundreds of projects to completion, working closely with designers, developers, writers, and other creatives. Whether it’s branding and identity work, marketing design, or custom websites, Zac’s work has covered the gambit.

When not at his desk making brands shine, Zac spends as much time as he can with his family — usually outdoors. They enjoy hiking, biking, camping, rock climbing, and whatever else gets them outside connecting with nature. Contrary to his name, Zac is not an expert fly fisherman, though he does love the idea.

Video + Animation

Travis Kersh

When he’s not working in his video studio he is often seen operating a camera/drone from his OneWheel.

A seasoned videographer & stop motion animator that has spent the majority of his career working with top ad agencies in the Northwest Arkansas area. Throughout his journey, he has honed his skills and developed a keen eye for detail, resulting in visually stunning, unique, and impactful content. Travis has a deep understanding of the creative process, which has allowed him to bring the concepts and ideas of his clients to life on screens big & small.

When he’s not behind a camera he’s found adventuring with his wife. Usually kayaking on the Buffalo River, paddleboarding on Beaver Lake, or exploring one of the many breathtaking hikes around the Ozarks!

SEO & Development

Edwin Flores

Developer at his desk, amateur cyclist on the road.

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Motion Design

Zach Rowe

Consistently making client's jaws drop to the floor with stunning motion.

A motion designer with over 10 years of experience, Zach has a wide range of experience in creating brand videos, animated graphic packages, explainers videos and more. Whether creating content for mobile devices, concert venues, or an augmented reality experience, Zach enjoys the unique challenges that come along with an ever-evolving industry.

Zach also enjoys hanging with his fam, going for a run around Dallas, geography, and listening to music.

Brands we've partnered with


  • Innovations in Peace Building International
  • ForgottenSong
  • FS Productions
  • The Pack Shack
  • Tri Cycle Farms

Outdoor Recreation

  • Markham Hill Trails
  • Progressive Trail Design

Food & Beverage

  • Basil Hayden
  • Burton’s Comfort Creamery
  • Community Coffee
  • Hillshire Farm
  • Jim Beam
  • JR’s Kombucha
  • Michelob
  • Mondelez
  • Oatmega
  • Onyx Coffee Lab
  • Puritan
  • Shave the Planet
  • Six Twelve Coffeehouse & Bar
  • The Rooted Pig


  • Better Math Teaching Network
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College
  • National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
  • NWACC Foundation
  • Vital Study Skills

Business & Consulting

  • Behold Coaching & Counseling
  • Celia Swanson
  • Elise Mitchell
  • Kathy Crockett
  • Next Conference
  • WebFlo Design Lab


  • AcreTrader
  • La Fargue Financial
  • PayLady Payroll Services

Real Estate & Hospitality

  • AcrePro
  • Acres
  • Brick Avenue Lofts
  • Marriott International
  • Specialized Real Estate Group

Health & Wellness

  • Arkansas Children’s Northwest
  • Hentcher-Johnson Orthodontics
  • Hodges Orthodontics
  • Jeremy Smith Family Orthodontics
  • Lucke Dental
  • Northwest Orthodontics
  • Nudera Orthodontics
  • Shoe Orthodontics
  • Smith & Davis Orthodontics

Retail & CPG

  • Arena Group
  • Autozone
  • Braun
  • Crest
  • DaySpring
  • Febreze
  • Field Agent
  • Gillette
  • Harvest Group
  • Kiwi
  • Masons
  • Olay
  • Old Spice
  • Oral-B
  • Panetene
  • The Mustache Goods & Wears
  • Scrubbing Bubbles
  • Spin Master
  • Walmart
  • Windex
  • Ziploc
Our design philosophy

Design is more than ink and pixels.

There is deep satisfaction in knowing that design can affect change at the local shop, or on the world stage. Good design often goes unnoticed, because its purpose is more than beauty. It has the ability to look great and sell the latest product, sure. But its true power is to inform, amplify, and enable change. It has the ability to elevate a brand’s impact on the world around them.

Design has the power to restore, empower, educate, and unite. Good design is calculated, intentional, and user-centric, and that’s what we aim for at Trout Media.

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We make brands shine, and faces smile

Take your brand upstream from the crowd

Trout Media is a full-service design studio, focused on creating unique visual experiences that clearly and effectively communicate your story.

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