Our ever-expanding Clayman & Associates team consists of a pretty diverse group of individuals who, at our core, love what we do. Each person brings a special quality that helps us help our clients (and each other). Whether it is copywriting, photography, graphic design, or unbelievable organization (and even a bit of history trivia), our team is here to help.
After Hours: I have an eclectic taste in music (everything from jazz to rock to classical) and have found myself moving back to vinyl. I love Cleveland professional sports teams which means I am eternally depressed and I love pop culture of all kinds (music, movies, TV, art, comedy, etc.)
Two Cents Worth: Never think that a job is complete just because the client says “Looks good!”
After Hours: I am a complete history nut. I also enjoy playing with my dog, crafts of all kinds, exercising.
Two Cents Worth: Working in marketing is like surfing. Sometimes you catch a wave and fly for awhile, and sometimes it seems like the waves are beating you down. The important thing is to keep going out there and giving it your best.
After Hours: In my free time I love watching Atlanta Braves baseball, listening to live music of all types of genres, writing creative nonfiction, and spending time with my friends, family and Bailey Cat.
Two Cents Worth: Design isn’t just about making things “look pretty”, it’s about solving a problem and finding the best visual way to communicate a client’s message. Ultimately, I always try to accomplish both.
After Hours: When the clock hits 6:00 PM, you can find me walking my beagle Sydney, bicycling or curled up with a good book. Before 5:00 AM you can find me at the “Y” either in the pool or in spinning class catching up on all the goings on in our small town.
Two Cents Worth: Always go the extra mile for your client because if you don’t someone else will.
After Hours: Reading (Sci-Fi, primarily), writing, WWII computer simulation games, lapidary work, specifically the faceting of semi-precious gems. The study of WWII ETO, the history of the U.K and the study of the English language, Mystery Science Theater 3000 and old movies. Also building a life-size replica of the earth in my basement.
Two Cents Worth: If you can imagine it done, you’re halfway there.
After Hours: I follow chess tournaments like others follow sports. I love to brew beer with my wife. I love to consume: books, films, music, TV shows (the really good ones or the really bad ones). Other things I enjoy while sitting: great food, no-limit hold ’em, Dungeons & Dragons, bourbon.
Two Cents Worth: Don’t be scared. It’s just advertising. It should be fun and it’s always evolving. And who cares what your competitors are doing—you’re setting the pace, right?