Zach Daniek is creating Picture Books & Children's Illustration
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Zach Daniek is a professional freelance illustrator primarily focused on the children’s illustration market.  Zach's brain is bursting with ideas and images for several picture books but he needs dedicated time and support to develop them.  The goal of this Patreon campaign is to connect with generous patrons who can help Zach achieve his lifelong dream of being a published children's book illustrator and author.  

Funds raised will go to supporting costs of art supplies & materials and provide him the ability to focus more on development of these projects.  With strong support from the community on Patreon, he'll be able to rely less on freelance commissions and other work to earn a living - which means more time available to develop the stories and images for publication.  

By now you are asking, "But who IS this Zach?"

Like most kids, Zach loved drawing. He discovered that other kids thought he was pretty good at it and soon he was drawing all kinds of weird and wacky things to keep his classmates entertained. He wrote his first picture book when he was 8 and although it was rejected by publishers, he never lost the desire to tell stories with his art.  Zach later went on to study painting and illustration at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Despite the fact that he grew taller and now sports a magnificent beard, he never really grew up and still prefers to draw weird and wacky things for kids.

He currently lives in Portland, Oregon in a cozy house that he shares with his amazing wife, super rad daughter, and a very grumpy opossum.
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Pledge $1 or more per month
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First of all, you will have my eternal gratitude...you are helping to make it possible for me to produce something that I believe in AND making it possible for me to support my family doing it.

You will also get access to a Patron-Only special Blog Content because while you were already special, you are now also my patron!  This blog includes updates on what I'm working on, special advance glimpses at the stories or artwork as they develop, recommendations on picture books I've enjoyed, random commentary and occasional updates on what I ate for breakfast.
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
At this level you will receive:
  • Eternal Gratitude
  • Patron-Only Blog with breakfast updates
Plus:
Special Patron-Only Q&A Feed where you can ask questions and i will answer them thoughtfully and mostly truthfully.  You can ask anything you want, like "What does Q&A mean?" and “Why do you only wear black socks?”

The answers might surprise you but you need to read the Q&As to find out…
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
At this level you will receive:
  • Eternal Gratitude
  • Patron-Only Blog with breakfast updates
  • Patron-Only Q&A Feed
Plus:
Access to a monthly half-hour live webcast where you can watch me work - and ask questions live!  I will post the images afterwards for you to view or download.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
At this level you will receive:
  • Eternal Gratitude
  • Patron-Only Blog with breakfast updates
  • Patron-Only Q&A Feed
  • Access to Monthly Live Webcast to watch me draw and ask questions live
Plus:
Monthly Coloring Pages for a special kid in your life (or you) to print out and color.  I will email everyone 3 fun coloring pages each month and if you send them back, I will post them in a special section on my website!  We’ll start our own awesome art gallery online!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 25 patrons
At this level you will receive:
  • Eternal Gratitude
  • Patron-Only Blog with breakfast updates
  • Patron-Only Q&A Feed
  • Access to Monthly Live Webcast to watch me draw and ask questions live
Plus:
You will be able to choose an image from an online gallery and I'll make you a print and sign it.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
First of all - wow!  That is amazing.  At this level you will get all of the above rewards - and I will create a custom drawing of you or your child with their imaginary friend!  You tell me a little about what you like to do in your free time and what your imaginary friend is like and you’ll get a custom print to hang in your dining room, nursery or treehouse.  

And - I will include your name in the Acknowledgements of the first book when it's published.  
Goals
$0 of $1,000 per month
This would be amazing!  If we can reach this level, then I'll be able to take on fewer freelance clients and dedicate a far greater amount of time each week to working on these projects.  There are a number of things I would love to add to my studio - or as some people call it - my "desk" in my "living room". My work is a mixture of traditional and digital media and a good portion of the process is performed in Photoshop. This level of support would allow me to invest in a second monitor and a larger scanner - streamlining my workflow and making it far more efficient.  
If we reach this level I will send everyone a PDF ebook of one of my sketchbooks.  Your eyes will shout "Yippee!" as they gaze on things unseen by anyone else ever!
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Zach Daniek is a professional freelance illustrator primarily focused on the children’s illustration market.  Zach's brain is bursting with ideas and images for several picture books but he needs dedicated time and support to develop them.  The goal of this Patreon campaign is to connect with generous patrons who can help Zach achieve his lifelong dream of being a published children's book illustrator and author.  

Funds raised will go to supporting costs of art supplies & materials and provide him the ability to focus more on development of these projects.  With strong support from the community on Patreon, he'll be able to rely less on freelance commissions and other work to earn a living - which means more time available to develop the stories and images for publication.  

By now you are asking, "But who IS this Zach?"

Like most kids, Zach loved drawing. He discovered that other kids thought he was pretty good at it and soon he was drawing all kinds of weird and wacky things to keep his classmates entertained. He wrote his first picture book when he was 8 and although it was rejected by publishers, he never lost the desire to tell stories with his art.  Zach later went on to study painting and illustration at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Despite the fact that he grew taller and now sports a magnificent beard, he never really grew up and still prefers to draw weird and wacky things for kids.

He currently lives in Portland, Oregon in a cozy house that he shares with his amazing wife, super rad daughter, and a very grumpy opossum.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
First of all, you will have my eternal gratitude...you are helping to make it possible for me to produce something that I believe in AND making it possible for me to support my family doing it.

You will also get access to a Patron-Only special Blog Content because while you were already special, you are now also my patron!  This blog includes updates on what I'm working on, special advance glimpses at the stories or artwork as they develop, recommendations on picture books I've enjoyed, random commentary and occasional updates on what I ate for breakfast.
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
At this level you will receive:
  • Eternal Gratitude
  • Patron-Only Blog with breakfast updates
Plus:
Special Patron-Only Q&A Feed where you can ask questions and i will answer them thoughtfully and mostly truthfully.  You can ask anything you want, like "What does Q&A mean?" and “Why do you only wear black socks?”

The answers might surprise you but you need to read the Q&As to find out…
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
At this level you will receive:
  • Eternal Gratitude
  • Patron-Only Blog with breakfast updates
  • Patron-Only Q&A Feed
Plus:
Access to a monthly half-hour live webcast where you can watch me work - and ask questions live!  I will post the images afterwards for you to view or download.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
At this level you will receive:
  • Eternal Gratitude
  • Patron-Only Blog with breakfast updates
  • Patron-Only Q&A Feed
  • Access to Monthly Live Webcast to watch me draw and ask questions live
Plus:
Monthly Coloring Pages for a special kid in your life (or you) to print out and color.  I will email everyone 3 fun coloring pages each month and if you send them back, I will post them in a special section on my website!  We’ll start our own awesome art gallery online!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 25 patrons
At this level you will receive:
  • Eternal Gratitude
  • Patron-Only Blog with breakfast updates
  • Patron-Only Q&A Feed
  • Access to Monthly Live Webcast to watch me draw and ask questions live
Plus:
You will be able to choose an image from an online gallery and I'll make you a print and sign it.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
First of all - wow!  That is amazing.  At this level you will get all of the above rewards - and I will create a custom drawing of you or your child with their imaginary friend!  You tell me a little about what you like to do in your free time and what your imaginary friend is like and you’ll get a custom print to hang in your dining room, nursery or treehouse.  

And - I will include your name in the Acknowledgements of the first book when it's published.