Oh Hello.
Thanks for visiting. I plan on updating my portfolio soon but in the meantime, send me a note and I'll be happy to share what I've been up to.


Jared Kozel


Awards & Honors

Bronze Clio Award (Sports OOH) 2015, Adweek.com's Top 100 Creative Talents 2011, Webby's People's Choice Award, Webby's Viral Marketing Honoree, National Gold Addy, various Internet Advertising Awards, and Regional and Local Addys including Best of Show and Judges Awards, and Art Directors Club Top 100 Design Graduates.


Yahoo!, Comcast, Panda Express, Microsoft, Pac Advantage, Fisher Price, NBC, Disney, World Wild Life Fund, Amnesty International, United Nations, Schlitz Beer, Live Earth Concert, SaveOurSpecies.org, University of California Football, City of San Francisco, and San Francisco Public Schools.

Global Creative Director at Yahoo!, Sunnyvale CA / 2015 - Current

As the Global Creative Director of the Yahoo Creative Department, I lead and manage a super talented team of art directors, copywriters, designers, animators, video editors, and creative engineers to concept and execute kick ass creative work for all facets of the Yahoo brand - including all things advertising (TV, OOH, Print, Digital), events and experiences, branding, and everything in between.

Creative Director at Yahoo!, Sunnyvale CA / 2012 - 2015

Determined creative direction for the many Yahoo! business units (Sports, News, Finance, Mail, & more) as a Sr. Director in Yahoo!'s in-house creative department.

ACD / Sr Art Director / Art Director at Yahoo!, Sunnyvale CA / 2007 - 2012

Concepted and art directed award winning video, interactive, print, mobile, outdoor, event, and non-traditional advertising for over half a billion users as part of Yahoo!'s in-house creative department. Promoted 4 times internally.

Freelance Creative and Video Editor, San Francisco CA / 2003 - 2013

Hired gun for a wide range of creative work: art direction, videography, video editing, copywriting, campaign concepting, branding identity, interactive design, and flash development at McCann Erickson MRM, GGC, Swirl, Wolf Doyle, Popular Media, Ctuit, Squaretrade, and Citizen Group.

Other Experience

Interactive Advertising Instructor, Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA / 2007 - 2010
Instructed BFA students on creating innovative and unique interactive advertising campaigns.

Marketing Manager, DVD Station San Francisco CA / 2003 - 2005
Created and managed the corporate identity and point of purchase design experiences of this DVD rental startup's 17 national locations.

Video Editor, The NBC Agency, Burbank CA / 2002
Edited, wrote, and produced on-air TV promotions of NBC programs.

Video Documentarist, Fox Sports Net Zoom Culture, Albuquerque NM / 2001 - 2002
College video documentarist for state of New Mexico. Directed and produced short films/video of alternative college athletics and culture


MFA Advertising Design, Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA / 2005
BFA Communications & Journalism, double minoring in Studio Art and Media Art, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM / 2003
Printmaking at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL / Summer 2002

Gallery exhibited artist, acrylic paintings, currently showing in San Francisco / Current
Skilled in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, After Affects, and FinalCut Pro / Current
Goofy, Walt Disney World, Orlando FL / Summer 2000, 2001