Zach Frazier (they/them)

Zach Frazier
Assistant Professor
Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Info
Fine Arts Building 205E
Self-publishing; 'Zines; 'Zine-making; Graphic Design; Visual Culture


Zach Frazier is a graphic designer, educator, and small-press publisher. Zach is the founder of Astringent Press, a low-to-no-cost, small-volume publisher that seeks to produce physical and digital texts from visual/textual narratives belonging to historically minoritized and underserved communities. Zach’s work is featured in bookshops and galleries across the U.S.

Along with these roles, Zach also serves as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design in UMKC’s Department of Media, Art and Design. They head the Student Design Lab, a course centered on experiential experimentation with all things design practice; Design Thinking, a course dedicated to ethical and responsible research in art and design; as well as the courses Graphic Design and Typography 01 and 02. Zach was raised in Tulsa, OK, and joined UMKC in Fall 2022.

Academic Credentials

M.F.A. in Graphic Design from Iowa State University

B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Oklahoma State University