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Zero Dean

Author | Photographer | CG Artist | Filmmaker


Zero Dean / INFO

I created this page to provide people with a shortcut to questions I get and information I want to share.

Yes, it actually is. Go here for details.


I’m a writer. I’ve been sharing life lessons learned from my journey since 2010.

I wrote a book.


I’m currently working on volume 2. I’m an advocate for intentionally pushing one’s self beyond comfort as a means for personal growth. I also encourage independent thinking and self-expression while trying to discourage judging. I’m big on kindness. 

I’ve written at least a few things that have gone viral – usually with my name cropped off.

I’m also a portrait photographer (I also shoot landscape & nature pics) — here are some pics on Instagram. And I’m formerly a computer graphics artist. I made art for video games. You can read more about my history here. I’m on LinkedIn.

I’m currently working on a book & other projects while travel is currently on hiatus due to COVID-19.

I’m currently I was traveling the USA interviewing people for a video documentary series (and podcast) about resilience and hope. That’s what the map below is showing. You can read more about my project at (From The Path Less Traveled)

I’m funding this project (travels, equipment, time) myself. I’d love to get sponsored (wouldn’t we all?) and will be running a crowd-funding campaign in the near future.

Of course. I’m generally open to speaking about anything in my book.

I’m also open to simply connecting with people with whom I may be close to crossing paths with as I travel.

Contact me.

Where am I now? (Also see “What am I currently up to?” above)

My location is represented by the red marker on the map below — I update it pretty regularly. I’m probably not far from wherever it is.

*Currently back at home base in north county San Diego to wait out the COVID-19 crisis.