Big win for Santa Cruz – Ted Holladay and HZDG


 | April 22, 2015
Ted Holladay HZDG

Breaking News!!  Creative agency HZDG opens its fifth office location in Santa Cruz and hires creative visionary, the one and only Ted Holladay, as vice president, creative director. Congrats to Ted and to HZDG! What a great match and what a great win for Santa Cruz. The HZDG Santa Cruz office is hiring designers, developers, and account executives. Here’s to bringing more jobs in design and tech to our side of the hill!

Here is the official press release:

HZDG Expands to West Coast with New Bay Area Office in Santa Cruz

New Location is Shop’s Fifth; Follows D.C. Metro Office Debut inMarch

Contact: Lisa Sanders

347-385-2218 c


Rockville, MD, April 2015 – Integrated advertising agency HZDG continues its expansion with the opening of its first West Coast office. Karen Zuckerman, president and chief creative officer of Rockville, MD headquartered agency, made the announcement today.

Following on the heels of opening its March 2015 D.C.-metro office through the acquisition of Canvas Co/work, HZDG hangs its shingle in Santa Cruz, California, its fifth office location.

“Santa Cruz is a hotbed of creative talent, and we see tremendous opportunity for growth here,” said HZDG CEO Jerry Zuckerman. “That, combined with its proximity to world-class brands, makes it an attractive market for us.” Ted Holladay, most recently head of Studio Holladay, will lead the agency as vice president, creative director.

Holladay’s appointment marks a reunion for the executive and independent agency. Prior to opening Studio Holladay 2005, Mr. Holladay worked at HZ’s Rockville headquarters as creative director. “Having worked at HZ already, I have the utmost respect for the company, its culture and its work,” said Holladay. “It is an honor to work with them again, and to have the opportunity to lead their first West Coast studio.”

A creative director and designer, Holladay has worked for an array of marketers including Microsoft, Rambus, Robert Mondavi, Aveda and the Santa Cruz Redevelopment Agency. “We’re thrilled about this expansion,” said Karen Zuckerman. “Santa Cruz attracts the type of people we love to hire – tech and design savvy, lovers of Silicon Beach.”

About HZDG

HZDG is an independent, fully integrated creative agency specializing in branding, advertising, and digital. For nearly three decades, the firm has delivered high-impact solutions integrated within all brand touchpoints. Led by Chief Creative Officer and President Karen Zuckerman, HZDG employs a staff of 175-plus visionary individuals working in offices in New York City, Silicon Valley, Baltimore, and DC in addition to the agency’s Rockville, MD headquarters. For more info, please visit:

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