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BuzzFeed, NYC, Chief Creative Officer
Facebook, Menlo Park, Creative Strategist
BBDO, NYC, Creative Director (AT&T)
R/GA, NYC, Associate Creative Director (Nike, Mastercard)
Ground Zero, LA, Copywriter
Saatchi & Saatchi, NYC, Copywriter
Butler, Shine & Stern, SF, Copywriter
Saatchi & Saatchi, SF, Copywriter
DeVito/Verdi, NYC, Copywriter
Frankfurt/Balkind, NYC, Asst. Account Executive/Copywriter
Writer on "Live From the Apocalypse" (Michael Moore’s upcoming TV show), NYC
Johannes Leonardo, NYC
Wieden + Kennedy, Portland
The Pop Up Agency, Berlin
Tribal DDB, NYC
McGarry Bowen, NYC
Cliff Freeman & Partners, NYC
Advertising Account Guy: Held up at gun point. Had an epiphany. Switched to the creative side.
Radio Announcer in London: Had to speak with a fake American accent, even though I’m American.
Writer/Production Assistant – 92.7 WDRE NYC: Hired to answer phones, but sneaked into studio and created some on-air promos. Luckily, the Program Director liked what he heard.
Publicity Assistant at I.R.S. Records (The music label, not the tax guys): What the job lacked in money it made up for in backstage passes.
State University of New York at Buffalo
B.A. in Communication, Cum Laude
North London University, UK
School of Visual Arts, NYC
Upright Citizens Brigade, NYC/LA
Studied sketch comedy writing and improv. This sharpened my writing and sped up my idea generation.
Writing for the Colbert Report, NYC
This workshop was taught by the show’s head writer and helped develop my satirical writing skills.
Exhibited in The Brooklyn Museum
Third Place: Manhattan Comedy Festival 2017
Guerrilla art included in NY Magazine's "Reasons to Love New York" (2017)
Ranked 8th Most Creative Person in Social Media Marketing (whatever that means)
Personal projects featured by: New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, ABC, NBC, CNN, New York Magazine, Fast Company, Time, Mashable, TechCrunch, BoingBoing, Gawker, YouTube’s front page, Reddit’s front page, and news outlets around the world.
Cannes Short List
Communication Arts Annual
London International Awards
Art Directors Club Annual
NY ADDY’s (Gold)
TedX, ManhattanBeach, CA, 2018
DesignThinkers Conference, Toronto, CA, 2017
Reasons to be Creative, Brighton, UK, 2015
Social Media Week, NYC, 2013
19-year old me on the Howard Stern Show
Podcast Interview: "First Things First"–discussing art, advertising, activism, and comedy
Print Interview: "Complain Like Everyone’s Watching"
Podcast Interview: "The Conversation: an Artist Podcast"
Included in the book Graphic Content: True Stories from Top Creatives
Creativity Magazine article: "Applying the Rules of Improv to Digital"
My defunct blog: B.L.O.G. (Big Load of Greenspan)
My burgeoning new blog: Jeff Greenspan on tumblr
Andrew Tider: Creative partner, entrepreneur, good friend, somewhat of a good lookout when doing street graffiti.
Arturo Aranda: Gifted designer/creative director. Also, me not getting beat up by BBDO's account team is a testament to his peacekeeping skills.
Chris Baker: Chris Baker loves Chris Baker. You should too.
Ji Lee: My brother from an asian mother – and an incredible designer.
Mike Lacher: Co-conspirator and collaborator.
Hunter Fine: Partner in many crimes, including the Urban Traps (Hipster Traps)
Brian Moore: Mild mannered brilliance. When drunk, not so mild mannered brilliance.
Clarina Bezzola: Incredibly gifted performance artist.
Joe Sabia: Accomplished maker of mischief and fun.
Ivan Cash: Brings a wonderfully human touch to all his personal projects.
Charlie Todd: Founder of Improv Everywhere and co-founder of our friendship.
Justin Gignac: Personal Projects outshone only by his bowling skills.