Press Release


Clean Design, an award-winning branding + advertising agency, today announced that Wade Lewis has joined the firm in the newly created position of Director of Creative Operations. He will lead quality assurance for the full-service agency, responsible for managing the flow of client work to ensure completion of projects on time, on scope, within budget, and of top quality. Lewis will work closely with the account management and creative teams and report directly to Jeff Burkel, chief operating officer.

Lewis specializes in resourcing print and digital studio production, and he brings more than 25 years of advertising industry experience to Clean Design. He spent the last 13 years at McKinney as Vice President, Studio Arts Manager, where he managed a team of production artists, image artists, copy editors, and project coordinators. Before McKinney, he was a typesetting partner for top tier ad agencies including McKinney and Howard/Merrell.

Lewis has experience working with clients throughout many fields, including the automotive, consumer electronics, professional services, and travel and hospitality industries. His portfolio includes work with Audi of America, Lands’ End, NASDAQ, Nationwide Insurance, Polaris, Samsung, Sherwin-Williams, Sony and Travelocity.

“Having someone of Wade’s caliber lead our creative operations is a coup for the agency,” said Natalie Perkins, CEO of Clean Design. “Our goals were in sync, and the timing was perfect, as we’ve taken on a number of new clients and projects over the last few months.”

“Working with such a fast-growing agency regularly recognized among the top creative firms in the state is icing on the cake,” said Lewis. “I knew Clean Design produced beautiful digital and print. I had no idea the folks who worked there were equally beautiful—I felt at home here immediately.”