Vanessa loves gardening and little dogs.

Vanessa Schaefer

Co-Founder & 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.