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.
In nice weather, you will find me outdoors in the yard with my 3 kids soaking up all life has to give. I love learning and then infecting others with the knowledge I have gained. Teaching is in my DNA, whether it is in a class room filled with tomorrow’s graphic designers at Marietta College or on the field, coaching fastpitch softball to a slew of pre-teen girls. Just digging into life and getting my hands dirty, literally and figuratively, is what I’m about.
Two Cents Worth: Seeking the fine balance between family and work is never easy – but nobody ever said life would be easy. I relish the challenge.
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: 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: 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?
After Hours: I love to learn and I’m always looking to take my skills to the next level so I’m often found in front of my computer studying or working on a project. When I’m not working you might find me listening and/or dancing to music, engaging in a competitive game (chess, poker), working out, or watching documentaries/sports/news.
Two Cents Worth: In this fast-paced industry, the moment you become complacent is the moment you start to fall behind.