About
Vanessa Schaefer Mike Fleischner Bonnie Kittle Danielle Diforio

Our Team

Vanessa Schaefer

President & Creative Director

Vanessa co-founded Clockwork in 1994 with Mike, and takes the lead on all projects. Vanessa works closely with clients throughout each phase of a project to ensure all creative, marketing, and business objectives are met. Vanessa’s broad range of industry experience includes B2B organizations, professional service firms, technology companies, as well as fashion retailers and medical publishing. Vanessa prides herself on being a “problem solver” and enjoys helping clients meet difficult challenges. Prior to founding Clockwork, Vanessa worked at ad agencies and in-house marketing departments. Vanessa was selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and Massachusetts Bar Association as the 2012 “Excellence in Law” recipient for Marketing. Vanessa graduated from Smith College with a fine art major and writing minor, is currently Co-President of her college class, and is on the Graphic Design Advisory Board for the Middlesex Community College. She speaks regularly at conferences and publishes articles on the topic of marketing, branding, and design. Outside the office, she enjoys working in her garden, cooking, traveling and flower arranging.

Mike Fleischner

CEO & Production Director

Mike is a founder of Clockwork Design Group and Production Director. Mike has worked extensively on the Macintosh for over twenty years. He is experienced in the major graphics applications, and is an expert in Photoshop image retouching and manipulation. Mike is Clockwork’s technology guy, preparing files for web and print, handling file management and archiving. He flightchecks and optimizes all projects before they are sent out in order to avoid any costly and time-consuming problems. Prior to founding Clockwork in 1994, Mike worked in ad agencies as well as in-house marketing departments. Mike graduated from Tufts University with a degree in English Literature, and took graphic design classes at Rhode Island School of Design. Outside the office, he enjoys current affairs, golf, and a wide variety of movies and TV.

Bonnie Kittle

Graphic & Web Designer

Bonnie brings several years of hands-on web and graphic design experience, including user interface/user experience design for a consumer-facing educational web application. Bonnie has designed iOS and Android Apps from wireframes to final implementation. While at TomTom, she worked on numerous print media projects including datasheets, training materials, counter displays, shippers etc., and worked closely with the web team to create custom banner animations, landing and web pages. Bonnie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Keene State College, Keene NH. Outside the office, Bonnie enjoys photography, traveling, snowboarding and spending time outdoors.

Danielle Diforio

Accounts Manager

Danielle is the primary contact for our clients. Her responsibilities at Clockwork include working with clients to determine needs and goals in order to write accurate proposals and initial estimates, coordinating with vendors, defining detailed project schedules to make sure every project arrives on time, and managing projects to stay on budget. In most cases, Danielle will be able to answer any questions you may have, especially if they involve cost concerns or scheduling issues. She brings years of marketing and accounting experience. She attended Hamilton College in Clinton, New York and graduated with a degree in History. Outside the office, Danielle enjoys salsa dancing and trying new restaurants.

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