Jared Kozel / 415.425.3299 / jaredkozel@yahoo.com


Global Creative Director
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, producers, traffic managers, brand managers, 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.

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.

Creative Director
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
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.

Interactive Advertising Instructor
Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA / 2007 - 2010

Instructed eager and amazing BFA and MFA students on creating innovative interactive advertising campaigns for the digital, experiential, and guerrilla space.

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 on-air short films/video of alternative college athletics and culture.

Gallery Exhibited Artist
San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles, Albuquerque / 2002-2013

Various acrylic paintings shown in solo and joint shows.

Walt Disney World, Orlando FL / Summer 2000, 2001

Played character Goofy at the parks in in the Electrical Light Parade


MFA Advertising Design
Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA / 2005

BFA Communications & Journalism
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM / 2003
Double minoring in Studio Art and Media Art

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL 2002