Linda Zacks is a contemporary artist, award-winning art director, and graduate of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her powerful visual storytelling style—part paint, part poetry—hopscotches between every medium, blurring distinctions between commercial projects and fine art along the way. Growing up outside of (and throughout) the U.S. shaped her mixed-media approach to creating dynamic works, and nothing in her practice—old wood, torn paper, rusty metal, ink, duct tape, Polaroids, digital conversations, video—goes unused. 

Zacks' work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications worldwide. Her art installations include "The Greatest City on Earth" public art project in lower Manhattan; Paris Murals Collaboration in Gare Montparnasse Station, Paris; Sony Style Flagship Store in New York City; and the INQ Mobile booth at MWC Barcelona. Her creations in print and on canvas are known for their vivacious energy and mix of grit and grace. A lifelong love affair with words and letters makes its way into every painting and handmade book, some of which have been featured at New York's MoMA Design Store and the International Center of Photography Museum Shop. Her art and brand commissions include projects for Broadway, Sony, Adobe, Viacom, Sneaker Pimps, Target, and the Sundance Film Festival, among others.


Exhibit No.9


stop go fast slow
Exhibit No.9, Asbury Park, NJ 2017

*BANG* Poster Show
WG Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2010

MTV's Candy Series
MTV Corporate Offices, New York, NY 2003


Exhibit No.9, Asbury Park, NJ 2019

Stop Staring!
Exhibit No.9, Asbury Park, NJ 2018

Exhibit No.9, Asbury Park, NJ 2017

Far From The Road
Exhibit No.9, Asbury Park, NJ 2016

Exhibit No.9, Asbury Park, NJ 2016

Re:Construction: Portrait of Progress in Lower Manhattan - Construction Barrier Murals
Funded by a Grant from Downtown Alliance, New York, NY 2013

1000 Journals Project @SFMoMA
San Francisco, CA 2009

Propaganda 3: Political Posters
Around the World 2007

Visual Collaborative
Center for Independent Artist, MN 2007

”Everyday” at the Semi-Permanent Conference
China Heights Gallery, Sydney, Australia 2006

A Peep Show Preview
McCaig-Welles Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2006

A Night of Adult Toys - Munny Dolls
AIGA SF, San Francisco, CA 2006

4-4-2 World Cup Show
Cargo Gallery, London, UK 2006

Don't Panic Poster Show
Aram Gallery, London, UK 2006

44 Boards
Mahan Gallery, Columbus, OH 2005

A Beautiful Scrap Paper Project
Vancouver, Canada 2005

Customize Me: VANS
Place dels Angels, Barcelona, Spain 2005

It Smells Like Girl
Union Docs, Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2005

By The People, For The People
Gigantic Brand Gallery, New York NY 2005

Nuevo Abo Elemental Awareness
Attic Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA 2005

David Adamson Gallery, Washington D.C 2005

Sketchel at the Semi-Permanent Conference
Sydney, Australia 2005

Row Boats Home
ODU Gallery, Norfolk, VA 2005

Raise Up Art Show
[5]art Gallery, Tampa, FL 2005

Fred Was Here: A Mr. Rogers Tribute
Issue Project Room, New York, NY 2004

Dia De Los Muertos
Media Arts Centre, Toronto 2004

Wor(L)ds Apart: Artists’ Books
Buzz Gallery, Cleveland, OH 2004

Sneaker Pimps - Customized Kicks
Worldwide Tour, Kicked off in Australia 2004

2 Steps Back - Sponsored by 55DSL
New York, NY 2004

Spring Fix
The Hunting Club, Brooklyn, NY 2004

Curvy: Celebrating Female Artists
Somawo Gallery, Sydney, Australia 2004

Urban Landscapes
CBGB's 313 Gallery, New York, NY 2000


Bellator Art Commission
Viacom Corporate Headquarters, Hollywood, CA 2017

Sundance Film Festival Video Installation
Sundance HQ, Park City, Utah 2015

Pepsi Art Commission
Viacom Velocity, New York, NY 2015

Robert Redford Art Commission
Sundance TV Corporate Offices, New York, NY 2015

Mead "Painterly Expressions" Notebooks exclusively for Target
National retail stores 2014-2015

MoMA Design Store: Destination NYC
“The Greatest City on Earth” Editions, New York, NY 2013

International Center of Photography Store
“Can’t Walk a Straight Line” Editions, New York, NY 2013

OFFF Barcelona - Speaker, 2012

Little Collector Contemporary Art for Kids - Limited Edition Prints
New York, NY 2011

INQ Mobile - GSMA Mobile World Conference Booth Design
Barcelona, Spain 2010

Digital Bloom Digital Art Platform - Wallpapers
München, Germany 2009

52 Aces Designer Artist Playing Cards - Sponsored by Zeixs
Mannheim, Germany 2009

Paris Murals Collaboration - Gare Montparnasse Station
Curator: Curius, Paris, France 2008

Finlandia Vodka “Pure Water Project” Limited Edition T-Shirts
Berlin, Germany 2008

Sony Style Retail Experience - Flagship Windows and Video
Madison Avenue, NY 2007

PLANET Magazine Honors Portfolio - “My Vision of Earth”
New York, NY 2007

The 1000 Journals Project - Film Titles + Book Cover
Los Angeles, CA 2007

FILA: Artist's Play Too Limited Edition T-Shirts
New York, NY 2006

Target in The New Yorker: Special Advertising Edition
New York, NY 2005


UNSTUCK by SYPartners, “How to spark creativity when you’re feeling blocked” 2013
Communication Arts Insights Interview, “Creativity Lives Everywhere” 2012
Communication Arts Exhibit, “Alliance for Downtown New York construction barriers” 2012
Communication Arts Exhibit, “The Newport Beach Film Festival” 2011
UPPERCASE, "Luminescent Ideas" Canada, 2011
Global Yodel, “Back and Forth” 2011
Girl Crush, "The Artist and Typographer" 2011
Hypocrite Design, Interview 2011
Photoshop User, "Art of Scanning" by Linda Zacks 2010
Layers Magazine, "Designer Spotlight" and Cover Art 2009
Williamsburg Greenpoint News+Arts, “Extra Oomph! - An interview” 2009
CMYK Magazine #42, “Self-Love: The Art of Publishing on Your Own” 2008
HOW Magazine, "Seen" 2008
Picnic Magazine, “Urbanosias” Mexico 2008
Art Nouveau Magazine, “Snap, Crackle & Pop!” 2008
Art in Brooklyn, Feature 2008
Communication Arts 48 Advertising Annual, "Fresh" 2007
IdN Magazine, "Black & White" Hong Kong, 2007
XFUNS, “Happy New Year” Taiwan, 2007
Format Magazine, “The Art of Linda Zacks” 2007
JANE, “Superstar Illustrator of the Month” 2006
Digit Magazine, Featured Artist London, 2006
11211 Magazine, Interview 2006
FirstPoint Magazine, Featured Artist London, 2006, "Off the Walls: The Art of Linda Zacks" 2006
EMPTY Magazine, "Trash Talking" Australia 2005
STEP inside Design, "Best of the Web" 2005
The Royal Magazine, “Grit Girl” London, 2004
Graphic Magazine, Featured Artist London, 2004
Yellow Rat Bastard, Featured Artist 2004
Altpick, "Spotlight" 2004
DZONE Magazine, "Creatie" and Cover Art The Netherlands, 2003


Archetypes, OFFF Barcelona Conference Booklet 2016
Typewriter Art by Barrie Tullett
Unknown Disorder, OFFF Barcelona Conference Booklet 2012
American Illustration 30, 2011
3x3 Children’s Book Illustration No. 8, 2011
Advanced Photoshop Magazine
IdN 15th Anniversary Edition Book, Hong Kong
Daydream Network, London
Doble Via, Columbia
Word Book, Italy
Laugh it Off, South Africa
Without Reason, Sydney
Handmade, Italy
Sex Book Project, Toronto, Canada
Utrikesperspektiv, Sweden
Type Specific, London
Cool’eh Magazine, New York, NY
”Black Day To Freedom” Refugee Project, London, UK
Clubspotting, Italy
Focus on Folio, Australia
Beautiful / Decay Magazine, New York, NY
Semi-Permanent - Curvy Conference Booklet, Australia
Native Weapon, London, UK
NoName Magazine, Italy
DIF Magazine, Portugal
Bloodwars Magazine, USA
Faesthetic Magazine, USA


Brands: ACCO/Mead, Adobe, American Eagle, Aquent, The Black Book, Columbia Records, Converse, Country Music Television, eBay, FILA, Finish Line, Finlandia Vodka, INQ Mobile, Johnson & Johnson, MTV, The Newport Beach Film Festival, Nickelodeon’s The N, NYSportsMed, Sims Snowboards, Sony Style, Spike TV, Target, Title Nine, The Travel Channel, Verizon Wireless, Viacom Velocity, Virgin Mobile, Vh1, Western Digital

Agencies: AKA NYC, Anomaly, Apparatus Inc., CircleCulture Berlin, Colab Projects, Curius (Paris), Dogmatic, Don’t Panic Media, Girlband Creative, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Heavy, Mammoth NYC, McCann Erickson, Peterson Milla Hooks, Pilot NYC, Project 2050, R&R Partners, RPA, Serino/Coyne

Editorial: 11211, Adrenalin, Advanced Photoshop, Beautiful/Decay, Cool’eh, CosmoGirl!, Delta Sky, Health & Fitness UK, JANE, Johns Hopkins, Macuser UK, The Miami Herald, Nautilus, Northeastern Alumni, OnEarth, Orion, PLANET°,
The Progressive, Retail Traffic, The Santa Fe Reporter, Time’s FTI Journal, Time Out New York,  The Utne Reader