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
- Brand Strategy
- Motion Design
- Visual Identity
- UI/UX Design
- Account Management
- Content Writing
- Research & Analysis
- Brand Support
- Stop-motion Animation
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.
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.
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!
Bio coming soon.
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
- Basil Hayden
- Community Coffee
- Hillshire Farm
- Jim Beam
- Old Spice
- Paw Patrol
- Scrubbing Bubbles
- Spin Master
- Tech Deck
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.
We make brands shine, and faces smile
“I have a confession to make…I backstopped your work on this project with a couple of other designers. Neither one was even close to what y’all did. I was telling Kathleen yesterday about how deeply encouraged I am from what y’all created (and she agreed). That it could be the beginning of a greatly upgraded look and feel for the VSS brand.Richard StrakerCo-Founder, VSS
Thank you so much.”
“Zac's wheelhouse is broad, his focus is top-notch, he stays mindful of budget and strategy, and he is not afraid to think outside of the norm to provide clients with recommendations and solutions to their visions.”Whitney GainesFounder, Gaines Elevate Group
“Zac provides beautiful and meaningful designs that communicate the brand message in a clear and purposeful way. He takes time to get to know his clients in order to infuse their personality and identity into each design he creates.”Katie ScottPrincipal & Owner, Desert Fire Communications
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.