Thanks for visiting my site. Evolving the new Yahoo brand has been my single focus this past year. 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


• Lead and inspire internal and external creative teams to produce break through creative campaigns across all formats – digital, broadcast, outdoor, print, and experiential.
• Manage and drive a diverse creative team, staff, timelines, productions and budgets.
• Creative concepting - both art direction and copywriting
• Brand management & identity development
• Video/Photo production - casting, styling, shooting, & editing
• User experience and visual systems design
• Directing and sourcing creative vendors - directors, photographers, animators, illustrators, fabricators, developers, and production artists.

Advertising Experience
Creative Director at Yahoo!, Sunnyvale CA / 2012 - Current
Determine 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 / 2006 - 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 Editor, San Francisco CA / 2003 - Current
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.

Awards & Honors
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.

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