Jeff Van Zandt

jeff@vzcreative.com | www.vzcreative.com

Copywriter/Director – Seeking

EXPERIENCE

Creative Director/Owner
VZ Creative Inc., USA | 2009 – PRESENT
CLIENTS:
American Red Cross, Archdiocese of Louisville, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, Atlanta Mission, Blue Cross Blue Shield, California Department of Conservation, Case IH, Casino Arizona, Cinsay, Coca-Cola, Covington, GA Tourism, Discovery Channel, Dominos, Geico, GO Ministries, Hilton, Interstate Batteries, Jenny Craig, Manscaped, Nationwide, North Point Ministries, Obestrim, Pierce College, Sea-Doo, The Game, 25Again, Twinlab, UTAH Tourism
• Wrote, Directed and Produced multiple projects for Fortune 500 clients
• Led all creative and strategic efforts and production teams of up to 50 people
• Ghostwriter for Jason Alexander and Carrie Fisher for Jenny Craig Campaigns
• Grew revenue from four to 40 million dollars on digital tech startup Cinsay
• Wrote and Directed Brand Campaigns for all mediums for Coca-Cola
• Creative Director for GO Ministries Intl., a Global Non-Profit

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

Associate Creative Director
Ogilvy & Mather, USA | 2007 – 2009
CLIENTS:
Full Frame Film Festival, Kodak, Lenovo
• Oversight of account’s eight Copywriter and Art Director teams
• Partnered with Strategy and Account Services to develop project direction timelines and creative briefs
• Wrote and produced International Brand TV Campaign for Lenovo

Senior Copywriter
The Richards Group, USA | 2006 – 2007
CLIENTS:
Greyhound, H-E-B, Home Depot, Red Lobster
• Wrote and produced H-E-B Super Bowl TV

Senior Copywriter
Richter7, USA | 2005 – 2006
CLIENTS:
Jaclyn Smith Home, Park City Tourism, Safe Haven, Slamdance Film Festival, Sonic Scrubber, Topaz Museum,
Utah Symphony, Zions Bank
• Launched Safe Haven Program in Utah – Actually saved babies lives

Senior Copywriter
The Jupiter Drawing Room, South Africa | 2003 – 2004
CLIENTS:
Cadbury Schweppes, Nedbank, Nike, SmartCar
• Launched SmartCar on Continent of Africa

AWARDS

Addys
Best Shorts Film Competition
Beverage Dynamic Awards
Clios
Creativity International Awards
IABC/PRSA
IAC
IAF Rockies
Louisville International Film Festival
Miami VET Film Festival
Nevada International Film Festival
New York Festival
One Show
Tellys

EDUCATION

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

ODDS & ENDS

Writer 
22 Squared, Arnold, Cramer-Krasselt, Downtown Partners DDB, Havas World Wide Prague, Riester

Collegiate Internships
Walt Disney World & FBI Academy
FL, USA & VA, USA
Yes, seriously.