About Cary Zartman's Shop

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Cary Zartman

Chicago, IL

You’re someone who has always craved having an original Cary Zartman design. Or you’re someone who thinks that sounds ridiculous. Welcome, both of you.

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You’re someone who has always craved having an original Cary Zartman design. Or you’re someone who thinks that sounds ridiculous. Welcome, both of you.

He was raised in Indiana, idyllically. Degreed at The University of Michigan, cum laudely. Employed in Chicago, creatively. Traversed corporate waters, quite cautiously. Then things settled down, eventually. He found a corporate ladder worth climbing, finally. Went from Art Director to Senior Art Director to Associate Creative Director, pole-vaultingly.

Then in 1997, he set out on a new mission. Not to follow a dream so much as to toy with the notion of finding something to upset an otherwise stable life. He succeeded, quite swimmingly – creating the “one man wearing many hats entrepreneurial juggernaut” that would come to be known as Z Factory (www.zfactory.net). And he would be its Creative Czar.

Since then, Z Factory has spawned Maskerdoodles (www.maskerdoodles.com) and now – these original works available on Threadless. I hope you like what you see, and if you want to see more... just sit tight. More are on their way! :)