All About Cory

Our interviews continue with our other extraordinary leader, Cory Zimmermann.  Not only is Cory a Principal and Creative Director, but he’s also our main photographer, so getting him pinned down for this interview proved to be quite the challenge.


Most unique experience during a z2 workday:

I’ve had so many. I would have to say photographing the photo shoots in the middle of Death Valley; driving endlessly to find the perfect shot and seeing the huge tortoises crossing the road was cool. Going underneath New York City was crazy, too.



And going back in the archives when z2 was small – pulling off a 60+ grocery store bingo campaign, with a four person staff, when we were only three months old, was pretty amazing.


Where is one place you’ve always wanted to go

I’ve always wanted to go to Italy, mainly because I love history. I love learning about the generations and cultures that came before us, and the impact on the world, and all of the architecture. Like Stonehenge, the Great Pyramids, Germany – they’re all on my bucket list because of their history, too.


Ninjas vs. Pirates. Discuss.

Probably pirates because pirates were one of the first entrepreneurs. They had to take major risks to succeed; sometimes they lost, sometimes they won – but they always went where no one else did.


If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

I’d probably be a koala. They’re usually perched up and watching everything from a distance. Their stature, their juxtaposition of their nerves and calmness, and the fact that they’re so content in what they have to do to survive. They have an unassuming beauty; they’re not ugly, not beautiful – they’re just cute. But, if you piss them off, they’re going to rip your head off.

Don’t f*ck with a koala.

*Interviewers note:  we have eucalyptus flooring and plants in the z2 office.  Coincidence?!


If you were a ghost, where would you haunt?

My home – not to haunt, but to watch over it. To do what I can to make sure my family is safe.


If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

The power to give whatever, at any time, no matter the cost. The power of giving.


*Interviewers note:  Cory is already a superhero in giving with his nonprofit, the This Time Tomorrow Foundation.  Check out their amazing work in the fight against cancer, using music to raise funds and inspire hope. 

Here’s a great video of the work that they’re doing in our community: 

February 17, 2015 · Posted by in misc  


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