Zachary Kemp

2010 – present: WolfBrown

Manager of Digital Assets & Lead Developer

WolfBrown is a multidisciplinary research and consulting firm that mainly serves the non-profit arts sector. I joined the San Francisco office in 2010, and have since transitioned into near full-time software development. I am the sole developer, designer, and server administrator for two major projects, as well as numerous smaller internal tools and websites.


An online social hub and repository of consulting materials and publications related to the arts sector (currently in private beta). The CultureLab website is currently in active use by a small number of arts consultants, practitioners, and students, and is currently undergoing a planning phase to begin a broader public roll-out.

In addition to the repository’s main function as a social publishing and information-sharing platform, it also functions as WolfBrown’s private archive of several decades of intellectual property and client work.


Dashboards for arts organizations. I created the IntrinsicImpact.org dashboard to replace a cumbersome and inflexible site built on Microsoft’s SSRS. The Dashboard uses a combination of MySQL and MongoDB to offer flexible, intuitive queries and data transformations of audience feedback data. The data is visualized using a custom Ruby SVG generator (which I am currently re-implementing on top of d3.js). Due to the flexibility and ease of reporting, IntrinsicImpact.org has allowed WolfBrown to offer low-cost consulting services as a subscription service.

In addition to my work as a developer, I am responsible for:

  • Design and typesetting of several major publications
  • Creation of infographics to supplement major research publications
  • Facilitating surveying and data reporting (through IntrinsicImpact.org) for an ongoing project to evaluate new classical music concert formats with the New World Symphony and several partner orchestras
  • GIS Mapping and analysis
  • Analysis and transformation of a wide variety of datasets, including primary research data and external sources (e.g., US Census Data)

2007 – 2010: Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University

Reserves Manager & Circulation Supervisor

  • Co-supervised the circulation department in an academic library.
  • Worked on a team to deploy and document a new reserve management system for use university-wide.
  • Restructured course reserve operation. Communicated with faculty, built and maintained a reserve database, and collected, and processed 800 electronic and print documents before each term.
  • Assisted faculty in creation of course web sites. Advised on matters of copyright and fair use.
  • Catalogued and organized a 10-year accumulation of scanned digital assets
  • Established new hiring and training guidelines. Hired, trained, sscheduled, supervised, and assigned work to all student staff.
  • Wrote and implemented library circulation, usage, and employment policies.
  • Maintained working knowledge of online databases and information sources, and provided reference services for students and faculty.
  • Developed and managed numerous ongoing collection maintenance projects.

2005 – 2007: Johnson Graduate School of Management Library, Cornell University

Student Supervisor

Responsibilities included library circulation functions, public service, training new staff, advising the Access Services supervisor on policy, and numerous special projects. Acted as a liason between student staff and supervisory staff.

2005: Stewart Park Day Camp, City of Ithaca, New York

Waterfront Director

  • Coordinated operation of waterfront program, including teaching sailing and canoeing technique to groups of 20-30 children.
  • Developed a weekly curriculum of activities and games.
  • Supervised activities of lifeguard staff and established safety procedures and waterfront usage policies.

2003 – 2007: Department of Art, Cornell University

Photography Lab Monitor

Oversaw operation of darkroom and assisted students and faculty in academic tasks. Performed extensive chemical handling, recordkeeping, and daily maintenance.