Hi, I'm Clay, a freelance digital creative/art director and designer with over 15 years of experience serving clients big and small.
I take a holistic approach to every project I accept, always starting from the point of view of the user. I use my strong critical-thinking skills, design talent, business savvy, team-building skills, and creative approach to problem solving to deliver products and experiences that are intuitive, simple, clear, fluid, and delightful. Whether developing an innovative online advertising campaign for a Fortune 500 client or helping a small business get on its feet, I approach each project with enthusiasm and a well rounded digital toolbox. With a mind for generating and selling big ideas, an exacting eye for detail, and a broad set of production skills, I enjoy nothing more than taking a project above and beyond expectations.
After over 12 years of freelancing at ad agencies, I've become ninja-like in my ability to quickly grasp the needs and constraints of a project, internalize the brand guidelines, get to know the key players, and produce creative results without delay.
I am fanatical about design, user experience, punchy writing, compelling stories, and creative uses of technology. Video, wearables, mobile, and the IOT are my current professional obsessions, vying for attention with my other loves — comedy, filmmaking, music, motorcycling, and all things food-related. I also do a bit of acting, and starred as “Dale” in 21 spots for the 2012-2013 “Meet Tillamook” campaign which ran in all major Texas and California television markets.