Zak Parsons received his AFA from the Montgomery College School of Art and Design in 2008. He was nominated for a study abroad scholarship and was able to travel with a small group of students and faculty throughout China, following one of the Silk Road routes and then returning to Beijing to explore the local art scene. Upon returning he was part of a student exhibit showing the work that was created as a result of inspiration from the trip. The paintings he created for the exhibit have led to other commissioned works. Zak continues exploring and expanding his work often combining his fine art with his graphic art. He is currently completing his Certificate in Multimedia Design at Johns Hopkins, Computer Career Institute.