Utt studied graphic design at Drexel University, but knew all along he really just wanted to paint. Somewhere along the way he learned that he had a natural talent for making jewelry, and now it is what occupies most of his days.

With his Zachary Pryor accessory line he has found success in several major cities across the states and has enjoyed patronage from such celebrities as Kanye West, Brad Pitt, Mary Kate Olsen, Elizabeth Shue, Sara Evans and Taylor Swift. His work has been featured in the pages of Maxim, Time Out New York, San Diego City Beat, The San Francisco Guardian and Lucky magazine. Though it is hard to define his work, Utt would say that his pieces are most often inspired by his closest friends and their personal style.

The artists reside in Portland, Oregon.