Leonard "Porkchop" Zimmerman's creative path began at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and he’s been a frequently awarded and creatively coveted graphic designer for two decades.
Adopting the nom-de-brush, "Porkchop," Zimmerman's work has been presented in group and solo exhibitions throughout the American South. He's also been commissioned to create inventive mural projects for The Augusta Water Works, Children’s Hospital of Georgia, Public Library of Augusta-Richmond County and Unisys.
In 2010, Zimmerman was voted Best Local Artist by Augusta Magazine, and Metro Spirit. In 2014 he made his public speaking debut with a TEDx talk about being happy. 2016 saw the release of the international award-winning feature length documentary "Happy: a small film with a big smile", based on Zimmerman's Happy Campaign. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Greater Augusta Arts Council Artist Award.