Jeff Van Zandt |

Creative Director/Copywriter – Seeking Opportunities

Creative Director / Owner
VZ Creative Inc., USA | 2017 – PRESENT
Coca-Cola, Dominos, Florida State University, GO Ministries, Hostess, JACI, Kroger,
Lexmark Printers, Mile IQ, Northwestern Mutual, SHEETZ, Stonestreet Yearling Sales, UTOKA
* Creative Director for GO Ministries Intl., a Global Non-Profit
* Wrote/Developed TV, Radio, Print, Outdoor and Digital for Coca-Cola
* Wrote Packaging and Digital – Helped launch International Beauty Care Line: JACI

Executive Creative Director
PriceWeber, USA | 2015 – 2016
Canadian Mist Whisky, Early Times Kentucky Whisky, Eclipse Bank, Girl Scouts, Hershey’s, Kentucky Science Center, KORBEL California Champagne, Louisville Metro Police Foundation.
* Wrote and Produced KORBEL California Champagne’s 2015-2016 National TV Campaign.
* Co-wrote and Produced award-winning Documentary Film “Reinforcements” for Early Times Kentucky Whisky & K9s for Warriors.
* Wrote, Directed and Produced “Hershey’s Kitchens Live” Game Show for Hershey Chocolate World.

Creative Director / Owner
VZ Creative Inc., USA | 2009 – 2015
American Red Cross, Andretti Autosport, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, Atlanta Mission, beachTUFF, Campus Crest, Cinsay, Coca-Cola, Covington, GA Tourism, Discovery Channel, Ferrari Team Risi Competizione, Geico, GSP International Airport, Hilton Hotels, Interstate Batteries, Jenny Craig, MeetingResult, North Point Ministries, Obestrim, Pierce College, Relativity Media, The Game, Twinlab.
* Creative Director for Digital Video Boutique – Wrote, Directed and Produced multiple projects for Fortune 500 clients.
* Led all creative and strategic efforts as well as production teams of up to 50 people.
* Creative Director on digital tech startup Cinsay – Grew revenue from 4 to 40 million dollars.
* Ghostwriter for Jason Alexander and Carrie Fisher for their international Jenny Craig campaigns.
* 6 Month Project with Cramer-Krasselt – ACD on COA Youth Center, Case IH, Johnsonville Sausages, Loctite, Sea-Doo Personal Watercraft.

Associate Creative Director
Ogilvy & Mather, USA | 2007 – 2009
Full Frame Film Festival, Kodak, Lenovo.
* Co-Managed 8 Creative teams.

Senior Copywriter
The Richards Group, USA | 2006 – 2007
Greyhound, H-E-B, Home Depot.
* H-E-B Super Bowl TV

Senior Copywriter
Richter7, USA | 2005 – 2006
Jaclyn Smith Home, Park City Tourism, Safe Haven, Slamdance Film Festival, Sonic Scrubber, Topaz Museum, Utah Symphony, Zions Bank.

Senior Copywriter
The Jupiter Drawing Room, South Africa | 2003 – 2004
Cadbury Schweppes, Nedbank, Nike, SmartCar.
* Launched SmartCar in Africa.

Freelance Copywriter with Arnold, Downtown Partners DDB, Havas World Wide Prague, Riester, and 22 Squared.

Everything from “Honorable Mention” to several “Best of Show” wins at:
Best Shorts Film Competition,
Beverage Dynamic Awards,
Creativity International Awards,
Louisville International Film Festival,
Miami VET Film Festival,
National Addys,
Nevada International Film Festival,
New York Festival,
One Show,

Portfolio Center, GA, USA: Major: Copywriting
James Madison University, VA, USA: BS, Major: Political Science, Minor: English
Oxford TEFL, Prague, Czech Republic: Trinity Certificate in TESOL
L’Abri Fellowship, Geneva, Switzerland: Private study of philosophy
Collegiate Internships: Walt Disney World & FBI Academy. Yes, seriously.

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