Zach Lyon Creative

Form + Function

Product design and development from idea to IDE.

Part Artist

A classically-trained graphic designer who started tinkering with the web in the primordial ooze of the dialup era. My designer role has since morphed into Brand, Web, Visual, UI/UX, and now Product.

Part Geek

A self-taught developer, with the help of developer bootcamps and hundreds of YouTube videos. Admittedly, I picked up a few bad habits along the way, mainly chasing the latest JS frameworks. Ahem... I'm looking at you, Svelte.

Mountain Rain or Snow Case Study
Mountain Rain or Snow

Mountain Rain or Snow

Mountain Rain or Snow is a geolocated citizen science survey app for monitoring the precipitation in mountain regions in the United States.   View Case Study →

Citizen Science Tahoe Case Study
Citizen Science Tahoe

Citizen Science Tahoe

Citizen Science Tahoe is a geolocated citizen science survey app for monitoring algae growth, invasive aquatic species, water clarity, and other environmental factors at Lake Tahoe.   View Case Study →

Sierra State Parks Case Study
Tahoe Parks

Tahoe Parks

The Tahoe Parks app from Sierra State Parks Foundation features a field guide, trails, parks and tours for your visit to Lake Tahoe.   View Case Study →

Visit Virginia City Case Study
Visit Virginia City

Visit Virginia City

Visit Virginia City is a visitor guide app featuring geolocated audio walking tours, Bluetooth beacon deals at local merchants and event RSVPs.   View Case Study →

UC Davis TERC Desert Research Institute Lynker Technologies University of Nevada, Reno Tahoe Parks Virginia City Synap Hive Science Joinify

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