“Hi, I’m Jeff.
I’m an NYC & LA-based comedian, activist, and artist. Since I also enjoy eating and having nice things, I freelance as an advertising creative director and writer, helping brands talk to people without seeming like jerks. I was BuzzFeed’s first chief creative officer, worked closely with “Zuck” at Facebook to launch Timeline, and have over 15 years experience creating award-winning, results-driven marketing.”
Drop me a line at email@example.com
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, Copywriter
Writer on "Live From the Apocalypse" (Michael Moore TV show), NYC
McCann New York
Johannes Leonardo, NYC
Wieden + Kennedy, Portland
Figliulo & Partners, NY
The Pop Up Agency, Berlin
McGarry Bowen, 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 and promoted me.
Publicity Assistant at I.R.S. Records (Not the tax guy, the music label–R.E.M, Concrete Blonde, The Go-Go’s): What the job lacked in money it made up for in backstage passes.
Podcast Interview: "First Things First"–discussing art, advertising, activism, and comedy
Print Interview: "Complain Like Everyone’s Watching"
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
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)
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
State University of New York at Buffalo
B.A. in Communication, Cum Laude
North London University, UK
School of Visual Arts, NYC
Patsy Rodenburg, The Right to Speak, NYC
Voice and Performance
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.
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.