Clever Creative Brain

LEFT BRAIN LOGIC. RIGHT BRAIN CREATIVITY…
THAT’S CLEVER.

WHAT WE DO

About

We are an award-winning creative design agency based in Los Angeles that believes in inspiring our clients as much as they inspire us. We make brands move. We make brands laugh. We make brands shine. True brand “nerds,” we live the brands we love.

With a combined 35+ years of expertise in the market, our team is comprised of strategists, designers, copywriters, illustrators and leaders who strive to discover new ways to establish their clients as innovators in their space. Our clients turn to us to blend their strategy and personality into creative solutions that drive results and turn heads.

To be the best at a job like that, your agency partner needs to be both left- and right-brained. Strategic and inventive. Clever and creative.

Fortunately, that’s exactly who we are.

Career

Jr. Art Director
Designer
Project Manager

Capabilities

As a partner, Clever establishes brands through a trusted collaborative relationship with a proven track record of long-standing clients. We work with brands across the growth chart to identify their needs for long-term success. Clever strategically designs multi-platform solutions that engage new and existing clients by examining their lifestyles and who influences the target audience. Let’s get Clever together!

Packaging

 

PACKAGING
BRAND STRATEGY & IDENTITY

 

BRAND STRATEGY
& IDENTITY
ADVERTISING DIGITAL & PRINT

 

ADVERTISING
DIGITAL & PRINT
IDEATION WORKSHOP

 

IDEATION
WORKSHOP
RETAIL MERCHANDISING

 

RETAIL
MERCHANDISING

Clever is as Clever DOES

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Culture

Our agency believes in all things good. From the way we treat our team with respect, dedicated professional growth and a few perks, did someone say massage Mondays? To the friendly competition between the Alley Cats and the Bowling Stones. Clever knows that a good culture creates a happy team and a happy team designs the best work.

Team

We’ve built a leadership team with a combined 35+ years of experience in branding, marketing, strategy, and design (and a heck of a lot of personality).

Shannon Gabor

Shannon Gabor

CEO/FOUNDER

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Jeff Giniewicz

Jeff Giniewicz

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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Kristen Johnson

Kristen Johnson

DIRECTOR CREATIVE SERVICES

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Julie Stephens

Julie Stephens

DIRECTOR CLIENT SERVICES

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Doing what you like is freedom.
Liking what you do is happiness.

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Press

Article on Clever Creative in Graphic Design Magazine

People To Watch 2015

August 24, 2015

Article on Clever Creative in Dieline Magazine

Inside the Studio: Clever Creative

April 30, 2015

AIGA Los Angeles checking in on Shannon Gabor at Clever Creative

Checking in with Shannon Gabor & Clever Creative

December 20, 2015

Santa Monica Daily Press article on Clever Creative PTA donations to Joh Muir Elementary School

‘Clever’ way to fundraise

January 7, 2016

Clever Creative Announces Clever Kids, A Program Designed to Inspire Youth Creativity and Give Back to Local Schools

A Program Designed to Inspire Youth Creativity

August 24, 2015

Interview of Shannon Gabor with Clever Creative on summer teen internship programs

Step Up Women’s Network Los Angeles

October 6, 2011

Huffington Post article on Clever Creative mentoring with Shannon Gabor

Have You Ever Thought About Mentoring?

January 25, 2011

How Design article on award winning Clever Creative holiday cookbook

HOW recognizes the Clever CrEATive Cookbook

February 22, 2016

Southern California Magazine article on Clever Creative CEO Shannon Gabor

Southern California Life

July, August 2015

AIGA article on Shannon Gabor and the Lead Steering Committee

Women Lead Steering Committee

January 25, 2011

Article-on-Clever-Creative-in-AdWeek

AdWeek

May 2016

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Awards

Clever Fun Facts

Most of the Starbucks employees downstairs know our orders by heart

Number of dogs in the Clever office daily:

at least two

Times Shannon talks about/plays JT and/or Adele in the office:

every time she works in the bullpen

Number of flower vases on the desks across our office:

15

Total types of Oreos stocked in our kitchen:

5

Number of times Shannon says “Awesome-sauce” in one day:

12

Trips to our local downstairs Starbucks daily:

8

Clever Employee to Dog Ratio:

2:1

Newest Member to the Clever Dog Family:

Lulu

Number of Employees who can recite the states in alphabetical order:

2

Favorite Office Lunch Order:

Pesto Pillows from Fritto Misto

Non iPhone users in the Office:

1 (Cough Cough, Jose)

If Shannon had a superpower it would be:

Meeting Justin Timberlake

Number of times Justin Timberlake is mentioned in our studio daily:

38

Snack that disappears most quickly from office kitchen:

Birthday Cake Oreos

Snack that disappears least quickly from office kitchen:

Low Sodium Trail Mix

Number of times the phrase Crazytown is used by Shannon weekly:

15

Number of cups of coffee on average are found on our desks every morning:

2

Number of times Jeff brought his lunch to work:

0

Number of languages of spoken in the office:

6 (including Pig Latin)

KJ eats tacos for lunch:

4.5

LA Natives at Clever:

1

The #1 Crime that one can possibly commit at Clever:

leaving the sponge unsqueezed at the sink

Average number of floral arrangements in the office at any given time:

7

Amount of food on Ian's face:

a lot

Total number of passport stamps at Clever:

151

Pots of coffee brewed per day:

3.4

Number of pamplemousse-flavored sparkling waters consumed daily:

9

Number of times the phrase 'pop down' is used daily:

3

Number of Non-iPhone's in the office:

1

Number of PC's in the office:

1

Number of Prius drivers at Clever:

2

Superpower we wish existed:

Pantone Vision

Agency Mascots:

Grumpy Cat and a Unicorn

Number of singing telegrams delivered to Clever:

4

Average number of gchat messages sent daily:

200

The amount of times people have tripped going up the stairs:

22

If we were all stranded on an island and it came down to it we would:

eat Elise first

Calories in 2 fun size Snickers bars: 160. Average calories burned in a day going up and down the stairs: 160. Coincidence?

We think not.

Average number of daily coffee runs:

3

Number of pop culture magazines delivered to Clever monthly:

17

Favorite yoga pose for stretch breaks:

prayer twist

Most popular Clever desk flower:

pink daisies

Number of times per day that conversations are verbally hashtagged:

4

Number of pen clicks per day:

1,017

Kimmie

snaps her fingers while listening to music on her headphones.

Contact Us

Clever Creative

2855 S. Barrington,
Los Angeles, California 90064
310-306-0283

General or new business opportunities:
hello@clevercreative.com

Career opportunities:
careers@clevercreative.com

PR inquiries:
contact@scandalcoactive.com