In 2004, our founder, Cara Miller, saw a gap in how agencies were serving their customers. With 80% of buyers being women and only 3% of creative directors being female, the disconnect in solutions and recommendations was evident.

We set out to build an agency set on changing things up. Grounded in research, right-sized solutions, and a focus results, ZIV began.

Word soon spread and this different perspective began to resonate with clients, most of them coming to ZIV not knowing how to effectively engage with their customers in an ever-changing digital landscape. What started as one desk quickly grew into an integrated agency with purpose-driven experts. Even today ZIV stays rooted in the heart that started it all.


ZIV is the Hebrew word meaning “light” or “glow.” We chose this because that’s exactly what we want to be for your business– a light. Not only do we seek to be your guide through your business landscape, our goal is to make you shine. Let’s ignite brilliance. Let’s ZIV.


Today ZIV creates solutions that deliver radically improved experiences. We apply our solid industry knowledge, and continually offer new capabilities and strategies to make our clients shine.

ZIV’s team

Cara Miller

Founder/ Principal

Lyssa Surface

Director of Accounts and Consumer Insights

Jake Randall

Director of Client Success
913.624.1612 x 702

Ben Matthews

Project Manager

Lindsay Lovejoy

Designer, Tech Implementation

Our locations

Kansas City

10100 W. 87th St, #114
Overland Park, KS 66212


197 S. 104th St, Suite C
Louisville, CO, 80027

Work with ZIV

Our work has created real results for clients and has changed the way customers interact with them. Reach out to our business development team to get started.

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Careers at ZIV

Are you a talented individual with a passion for change? We’re always on the lookout for talented people ready to change the status quo of business. Ask about job opportunities here.

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Media inquiries

User experience design, user testing, branding, and entrepreneurship are just some of our areas of expertise. Contact us for speaking engagements or interview requests.

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Our why and the projects we are most proud of.

Supporting women entrepreneurs in the developing world has been shown to reduce poverty and improve child outcomes. A few organizations we share profit with:

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