Executive Creative Director

Some of Jacob’s favorite bands are Huey Lewis and the News, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Van Halen. He is also a talented skateboarder and proven to be an excellent shot with a gun, honed by endlessly playing shooting games such as Wild Gunman at his local 7-Eleven.

Holding degrees in both Graphic Design and Animation from the Art Institute of Las Vegas, Jacob has worked in the creatives industry for more than 15 years. Having been a creative director, with a career spanning across multiple industries and cities – including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Scottsdale, and Morellia, Mexico – Jacob is trained in the Adobe Suites, as well as most 3D softwares.

Executive Director of Marketing

Shahab Zargari is an award-winning filmmaker, author, and marketing guru with a passion for art, photography, music, and creative advertising. He’s the director of marketing for Higher Ground Creative by day, VP of digital marketing for the AMA Las Vegas in his spare time, and a dedicated husband and dad 24/7.

Senior Copywriter

Sam Zargari’s high-energy creative style and imagination are the elements that make his copy so enjoyable to read, watch, and hear. With more than 15 years of experience in ad copy and commercial scripts, Sam is focused on results-driven copywriting and consulting solutions to move people’s emotions, compel sales, build brands, and retain customers.

Head of Production

Zeus Zamani is innovating new ways to push the envelope in film production. Over the past 15 years he has worked on a variety of projects, including more than 200 music videos for the likes of Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, Slim Thug, Baby Bash, Big Sean, Tyler the Creator, and Marques Houston, among others. Two videos he produced for Tyler the Creator and Big Sean were nominated for the best new artist category at the 2011 VMAs, an award won by Tyler.

But Zeus doesn’t stop at music videos. He has produced numerous independent films, as well as commercials for multiple Fortune 500 companies.

Account Executive

As account executive, Alanna connects with Higher Ground clients and prospects to ensure everyone we come into contact with is getting the best service for the best deal.

Senior Copy Editor

Jackson Ellis is an editor, writer, and publisher with nearly two decades of experience. Since founding it in 1999, he has co-published and edited Verbicide Magazine, an arts and music journal that transitioned from print to web-only in 2009.

Additionally, Ellis has served as an editor for numerous newspapers, blogs, and financial websites from New England to Nevada, and has edited more than a dozen novels and collections of short fiction.