Jeff Van Zandt

jeff@vzcreative.com | www.vzcreative.com

Copywriter/Director – Seeking

EXPERIENCE

Creative Director/Owner
VZ Creative, USA | 2009 – PRESENT
CLIENTS: American Red Cross, Archdiocese of Louisville, Andretti Autosport,
Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, Atlanta Mission, California Department of Conservation, Case IH, Casino Arizona, Cinsay, Coca-Cola, Covington, GA Tourism, Discovery Channel, Dominos, Facebook, FSU, Geico, GO Int., GSP International Airport, Hilton Hotels, Hostess, Jenny Craig, Kroger, Lexmark Printers, North Point Ministries, Obestrim, Papa John’s, Pierce College, Sophos, SHEETZ, Stonestreet Yearling Sales, The Game, Twinlab, YMCA
• 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 on Coca-Cola and Facebook

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, My Hero International Film Festival, Nevada International Film Festival, New York Festival, One Show, Telly Awards, USA Film Festival

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.