Jeff Van Zandt |

Copywriter/Director – Seeking


Creative Director/Owner
VZ Creative Inc., USA | 2009 – PRESENT
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
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
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
Greyhound, H-E-B, Home Depot, Red Lobster
• Wrote and produced 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
• Launched Safe Haven Program in Utah – Actually saved babies lives

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


Best Shorts Film Competition
Beverage Dynamic Awards
Creativity International Awards
IAF Rockies
Louisville International Film Festival
Miami VET Film Festival
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


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

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