Zerobird is a screen printing and design studio located in the historic Feather Loft building in Chicago’s West Town Industrial Corridor. Run by the husband and wife team of Jennifer Burak and Dan Spielman. We make extremely efficient use of the 18’ x 18’ space where we do all our designing, file prep, screen exposure, printing, sewing and packaging. All prints ( paper, tshirt and fabric ) are hand pulled using water based inks and soy based solvents. Our equipment is mostly handmade using salvaged materials – the tables were even built from torn down walls in our old studio. We also enjoy embracing traditional printing methods whenever possible, including Rubylithe transfers.
Dan is originally from Brookfield, IL. He started out college as a Fine Arts and Business major and wound up in the corporate world for many years before finding his way back to art. An expert with Adobe Illustrator and an xacto blade, he started back with Graphic Design and production work. In 2012, he met Jennifer and quickly fell for the ( traditional, meticulous ) process of screen printing. Dan relocated to Chicago and began working at a commercial t-shirt printing shop. On the side he was designing and screen printing t-shirts and posters for his own band and soon had requests to create art for some of his favorite bands in the city. Everything from logos to album artwork. Dan is the Zerobird Studio resident t-shirt expert and guitar picker. When not creating art, he can be found playing bluegrass at the studio and all over the city.
- Graphic Design
- Printmaking Commissions