As the world began to transform amid the pandemic and social justice movement, it was the power of storytelling that called us to listen and relearn, build resilience and connect with others on a deeper, more human level. Recognizing this shift, Zeynep founded Özlü Creative + Community to elevate the powerful voices of underheard, underrepresented communities through TV, film, and digital media.
What started as a consulting firm with a sole proprietor has quickly grown into a diverse network of collaborators representing various fields of expertise, including:
To put it simply, at Özlü Creative + Community, we craft stories that engage, entertain, and influence communities across the globe.
"Thank you so much for your session about personal branding! I'm co-host and co-producer of bamboo & glass podcast, a space where 2 Asian American womxn highlight perspectives worth sharing. Excited to apply learnings to my LinkedIn and podcast!"
-Product Manager, Microsoft Mixed Reality (via LinkedIn)
"[At the Women in Tech Regatta Seattle 2020 Conference] we talked a lot about women owning their narrative, knowing their values, being vocal about their contributions, and advocating for their next level leadership needs. Zeynep Tuck is a master at helping underheard and underrepresented voices tell their story in a way that brings all of that together so you can increase your impact."
-People, Leadership and Culture Development Consultant, UpLevel Leadership Academy (via LinkedIn)
"Thank you Zeynep, I loved your workshop, I am reading a lot about personal branding and marketing so I am very excited to start this journey."
-Principal Group Engineering Manager, Microsoft (via LinkedIn)
"I appreciate Zeynep’s push to make the site [MSN.com] and user experience better for our audience, from working hand-in-hand with a variety of media publishers to create, plan and publish content, to consistently raising the bar on diverse and inclusive content. Zeynep also brings fantastic energy to the teams she’s working on and is always willing to provide ideas and suggestions that lead to better internal processes as well as end user products."
-Senior Content Manager, global tech industry (LinkedIn Recommendation)
"She has a gentle yet straightforward approach as an editor, and is open to new ways of telling a story. She has a talent for packaging and branding content, and I was impressed by her ability to think quickly – as well as plan for the long term."
-Lead Strategist & Visibility Advocate (LinkedIn Recommendation)
"I was inspired by Zeynep's professionalism and her amazing creativity and unique ideas. Her talent for understanding audiences and turning newsy articles into lifestyle friendly content is remarkable."
-Audience Development Editor, international news outlet (LinkedIn Recommendation)
"Her eye for detail and ability to transform thoughts and ideas into incredible stories are a valuable asset to any organization."
-Marketing Technologist, healthcare industry (LinkedIn Recommendation)
In Turkish, "Özlü" literally translates into "meaningful," and this specific name celebrates the strong matriarchal influence Zeynep grew up with as a proud daughter of Turkish immigrants.
This is the family business she has always wanted to start.
We are eager to connect with strategic partners who want to collaborate on
TV shows, film production, script development & digital media programs that engage and entertain while leaning into media representation, visibility, and the power of storytelling.
Our vision is to collaborate with and amplify the powerful voices and
creative work of our underrepresented and underheard peers in meaningful ways.