Zero Dean: Writer | Humorist | Photographer & CG Artist

Zero DeanFormerly an artist at Rockstar Games — as well as a Los Angeles portraits photographer — I began a unique & multi-faceted journey beyond my comfort zone in 2010.

It is from this journey that I use real-life experiences as a foundation for learning and sharing life’s lessons.

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My story in brief (see the full version here):

In 2009, during the height of the global financial crisis, I quit my job as a computer graphics artist.

"Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It's not their journey to make sense of. It's yours." - Zero DeanAlthough I was living what I considered to be a comfortable life, I felt like I’d somehow gotten disconnected from many of the things I was most passionate about. And, more importantly, I felt like I was no longer fulfilling my potential or doing what I was supposed to.

Perhaps being so comfortable was a part of the problem? Rather than live with intention, I’d accepted the path of least resistance.

I read somewhere that “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” (Neale Donald Walsch). And, admittedly, I wasn’t entirely sure what that meant, but I decided, at least for a short while, to explore a life beyond comfort.

"You don't get over the fear of doing something by not doing it."And that’s when my journey began.

A journey that turned into the most difficult thing I’d ever committed to. It forced me to face challenges I never expected and it completely turned my world on its side.

It changed my life, my relationships, and my view of the world.

In short, it changed everything.

Today, my continuing journey bears little resemblance to what it once was, but I am now a wholehearted advocate of the path less traveled.

I use my past and present day experiences as a way to share what I’ve learned with the world. And when I’m not doing that, I share humor & comics and art & photography

About my blogs: This is my motivational blog where I write about integrity, non-conformity, fear management, kindness, authenticity, and pushing beyond one’s comfort zone as a means for personal growth. My entertainment blog where I share the weird thoughts & awkward moments I have along with other (often humorous) real-life experiences. This is a blog devoted to my art, photography, and videos.


Frustrated by social media distribution, I created an app to distribute the original content I create…

Apple iOS App Store | Google Android Play Store

It’s free. No ads. Just content.


Zero Dean mobile provides streamlined, ad-free access to Zerosophy (personal development & motivation), Zero Talking (webcomic), and Zero Dean photography.