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Shannon Gabor

CEO/Founder

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Shannon Gabor is the Founder, CEO, and entrepreneurial spirit behind Clever Creative.

With over two decades of experience, Shannon got her start in entertainment promotions for Burger King and 7-Eleven with Equity Marketing. She then went on to work at Mattel on global packaging design and licensing while living in Hong Kong for a year.

Driven by curiosity and a desire to make work that matters, Shannon oversees the new business strategy as well as the direction and growth of Clever Creative, capitalizing on her understanding of what compels a brand to hire an agency and what an agency needs to do to make that brand a success.

Shannon is utilizing her experience and strength as a female entrepreneur to mentor the next generation of creative thinkers through the Step Up Women’s Network and has served on the Advisory Board of Peace First. Currently, she’s serving on the Los Angeles Boards of Directors for AIGA as an advocate of design.

She received her BFA from the University of Southern California where she honed her passion for both sides of the creative coin by majoring in Fine Arts and minoring in Public Relations and Communications. Shannon taught Creative Brainstorming and Concepting at Otis College of Art and Design, sharing her experience and enthusiasm for left-brain versus right-brain thinking.

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Amy Wilk

Associate Creative Director

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Amy Wilk leads the creative department for Clever Creative as Associate Creative Director. She spearheads and develops brand identities and campaigns every step of the way from ideation through to production.

With a decade of experience in developing creative, Amy believes smart, beautiful design is crafted from initial concepts rooted in strategy. With her background in filmmaking, she brings a unique perspective in brand storytelling. Through this lens, Amy’s visual storytelling history adds a deeper understand of how creative should not only connect with the mind, but most importantly with the heart.

Prior to joining Clever, Amy worked with brands like Walmart, AT&T, Microsoft, Nordstrom Hautelook, Red Bull and Whole Foods Market. Her diverse portfolio includes experience in broadcast, digital, social, print, packaging and experiential.

When she’s not in the bullpen with the creative team, she is on stage doing stand-up and performing improv.

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Kristen Johnson

Director, Creative Services/Operations

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Kristen serves as the Agency Director at Clever Creative. In her many years with Clever, she has stepped into various roles, gaining a truly 360 perspective on how the agency functions. In overseeing the Project Management team, Kristen continues to elevate the way Clever works, providing stronger communication tools for client and project management in order to ensure that every brand and partner has a flawless experience from kickoff to completion.

Kristen thrives on crafting custom plans for clients that build a structure for creative success while providing a seamless and supportive overall experience. She knows that curating the right team and building the right plan to support each brand initiative enables the creative to develop unexpected results that ultimately delight the client.

Born in Nebraska and raised in Southern California, Kristen found her creative, taco-loving heart settling in Los Angeles.

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About

We’re good people obsessed with good things.

We are a diverse, uniquely talented team who dreams in Pantone®. People trust us because we listen hard, think critically, and believe information leads to inspiration. Independently owned, we deliver results through purposeful work that builds intuitive connections between brands and consumers.

Everyone at Clever has a genuine appreciation and dedication to the world of branding.

It’s more than what we do, it’s
 who we are.

We are Clever.
SHANNON GABOR

SHANNON GABOR

CEO/Founder

AMY WILK

AMY WILK

Associate Creative Director

KRISTEN JOHNSON

KRISTEN JOHNSON

Director of Creative Services

Golden Rules

Eat and Create Together.

The kitchen table is the heart of our creative cabin—the warmth of a shared meal can be felt in the fruit of our collaborations.

Stay On Task. Get Rewarded.

Taking the initiative and seeing things through makes for great work and well-deserved celebrations.

Always Ask Why. Then Listen.

We believe a solid question leads to an amazing journey; it’s how we get there that evokes a smile of delight.

Office Dog

Clever In Quotes

It’s in our people & our work; frankly we think it’s in the water.

KJ, Director of Creative Services

Did you know Scooby Doo’s real name is Scoobert Doobert?

Schessa, Designer

Stuart, dog in residence, makes most of the important decisions.

Mark, Project Manager

Don’t let your meat loaf.

Luke, Web Developer

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