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Zachary Lynd

Class 2011

Following a successful summer with TURF, the hit food truck and rogue thesis project of 2011, Zachary Lynd continues to consult and invest in projects around art, design, and hospitality.

Lynd's latest project, a multi-level retail bazaar in collaboration with starchitect Rem Koolhaas/OMA and Argentine hotelier Alan Faena, will open in Spring 2016 on Miami Beach. 

He splits his time between New York City and Montauk, two places that inspire him greatly.
You can follow him on instagram @newzlynd


Zachary’s Success Story:

Before starting the program, Zachary was a Director of Corporate Events. Since graduating he is a self-employed artist, designer and restaurateur.


How has the program affected your career path?

I am most affected by how I see and approach "the work", both my own and others. It should be said that I don't have much of a career path. Perhaps I did at one point but after the program I no longer wanted to work for anybody else. I guess a more accurate answer then would be that it killed my "career path" and I count that as a gift.


What types of jobs do you feel qualified for after graduating?

Anytime you develop more tools and knowledge for yourself, you feel more qualified. I wouldn't say an automatic job or opportunity awaits you on the other side, but no doubt you have more keys to more doors if you know what you're after.


What other career success have you had since graduating?

I worry about getting to the essential qualities that I want in myself and my work and in that sense I'm more successful than ever. The closer I get to those truths, the more I am recognized or celebrated and I feel fortunate that I've had a great deal of that in the years after the program.  


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