[fact]
Sea Monkeys are really brine shrimp.

ZAC SPECTOR, CREATIVE DIRECTOR / WRITER
_Daddy to my daughter; of course, she’ll look at a mailbox and call it Daddy, too… but I still feed her candy
[top question to ask me: why the number 5 sucks]


[real world experience]

ACD / Copywriter, gtb, Detroit
_Ford Trucks, Ford SUV, Ford Digital, Ford Social, Ford Pass

Creative Director / ACD / Copywriter, Leo Burnett, Chicago
_Fifth Third Bank, Brooks Running, Samsung, Froot Loops, Planters Nuts, Eggo Waffles, Keebler Cookies, Kellogg's Special K

Creative Director / Copywriter, Freelance, San Francisco + Chicago
_Butler Shine Stern + Partners, Cutwater, Mekanism, Eleven, AKQA, Division of Labor, Sukle Advertising & Design, Cibo, Doremus,
studio 1183, ePantry, Leo Burnett Chicago

ACD / Senior Copywriter, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco
_Cheetos, Corona Light, NBA, Chevrolet, Comcast, TD Ameritrade, SONIC Drive-In, Sprint, Ruffles, Doritos, Adobe,
Peet's Coffee, Cracker Jack

ACD / Senior Copywriter, Sukle Advertising & Design, Denver
_Whole Foods, Denver Water, UNICEF Tap Project, SCARPA, GoLite, LiveWell Colorado, WY Dept. of Health, Elements Therapeutic Massage, Fuser.com, GO Boulder, FPA, Good Times

Copywriter, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Boulder
_Volkswagen, Nike, Microsoft, Domino’s Pizza, Miller, Sprite, Bell Helmets, Giro, Burger King, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Best Buy,
Geek Squad, AMEX, Reddi-Wip

Copywriter, Fort Franklin Ad Agency, Boston
_ESPN, NHL, OLN, Burton, Speyside Scotch, Stora Enso, Cambridge Savings Bank, Gadsby Hannah LLP, RCN, Magic Hat Brewing Co. 

Freelance Copywriter, Punch! Integrated Communications, Atlanta
_Home Depot, InFocus

Copywriting Intern, 360 Ad Agency, Atlanta
_Coca-Cola, Outward Bound, Fox Photo, College Television Network

Equity Trader, Chimera Capital LLC, New York City
_Invested in NASDAQ and NYSE securities, w/ intraday buying power up to $500,000

Waiter, Goldfish restaurant, Atlanta
_Honed upselling and presentation skills, learned loads about vino (often by consumption)

Editorial Intern, SKI Magazine, Boulder, CO
_Conceived and wrote departmental articles, got free Red Bull

Ski Rental Technician, Curtin-Hill Sports, Vail, CO
_Outfitted rich people, skied over 100 days, got kickass equipment below wholesale, resigned myself to celibacy (latter unintentional)


[fake world experience]

The Creative Circus, Atlanta
_Copywriting

Adhouse, New York City
_Copywriting

University of Georgia, Athens
_M.M.C. in Journalism
_Photojournalism Minor

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
_B.A. in English Literature


[awards to ponder]

_ADDY, OBIE, One Show, Radio Mercury, Communication Arts, Webby, FWA, Luerzer's Archive, Contagious, Telly, Hatch, ShowSouth, Denver 50, in like 297+ tech blogs and adverblogs, Creativity

International Corrugated Packaging Design Competition, 2005
_Judges’ Choice Award for 2005 Speyside Gift Set
_Widely considered Nobel Peace Prize for corrugated cardboard

Creative Circus Student Show
_Best Copywriting, 3 Golds, 2 Silvers + Rising Star Scholarship

Chastain Horse Park, 1982
_7th Place out of 7 in quarterly Chastain Park Horse Show
_Effectively ended my equestrian career


[look ma, no hands]

_Can work all by myself in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, MS Word
_(Dreamweaver skills under construction)


[yippee!]

Soccer, Camping/Hiking, Skiing, Running, Road Trips, Frisbee, Backgammon & Photography

Favorite Architects: Antoni Gaudí, Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Howard Roark

Artists: Richard Serra, Man Ray, Edgar Degas, John Singer Sargent, Jack Dowd

Kitchen Utensils: Spoon, Salad Spinner

Screwdriver: Flathead

Movie Directors: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Alexander Payne, Edgar Wright, Martin McDonagh, Alfonso Cuarón, Brad Bird, Wes Anderson, Sidney Lumet, Jason Reitman, Stanley Kubrick, John Lasseter, Coen Brothers, Orson Welles, Clint Eastwood, David Lynch, Christopher Guest, Judd Apatow, Spike Jonze, Christopher Nolan, Milos Forman, Stephen Frears. 

Movie Villains: Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw), The Sting
Harry Waters (Ralph Fiennes), In Bruges;
"Big Ern" Ernie McCracken (Bill Murray), Kingpin;
Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest;
Zé Pequeno (Douglas Silva/Leandro Firmina da Hora), City of God;
Verbal Kint (Kevin Spacey), The Usual Suspects;
Marquise De Merteuil (Glenn Close), Dangerous Liaisons;
Bill the Butcher (Daniel Day Lewis), Gangs of New York;
Tsotsi (Presley Chweneyagae), Tsotsi

Literary Characters: Tom Bombadil (Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings), 
Lady Brett Ashley (Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises), 
Philip Marlowe (Chandler's whole oeuvre),
Wolf Larsen (London’s The Sea-Wolf), 
R.P. McMurphy (Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), 
Ignatius Reilly (Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces),
Austin Popper (Portis's Masters of Atlantis),
Murray Jay Siskind (DeLillo’s White Noise)
Ray Midge (Portis’s Dog of the South)