A Bit About Us


ike man’s best friend, we value people, and aim for strong client relationships — building trust while also building your brand platform online. We love helping business owners sharing the unique pieces of the way they serve their community, shedding light so they really shine in the community. Sound like a treat? Keep reading.

Clever Dog Creative focuses its specialty in WordPress website design and social media management for brand awareness. We generally work with community businesses, ranging from solopreneurs to companies with about 10 employees. Typically these businesses are providing a product or service that caters to a local radius or region. Our clients are local, grassroots, community-oriented and wonderful.

Each project is cleverly created for a positive brand experience to build connected customers. They listen all the time, every time, and become as loyal as man’s best friend. 

Who wouldn’t want that kind of customer? 

Meet The Team


Lyssa Schmidt
Lyssa SchmidtOwner
Fueled by a passion for writing and an undeniable obsession with puns (intended), I pack a powerful punch as a digital marketing leader and strategist. I take a unique approach to developing marketing platforms, focusing on connection and story-telling first.

My favorite thing about my dog, Mara, is watching her friendship with my daughter, running together and learning new tricks!

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (262) 404-9009, Ext. 701

Lindsay Bosch
Lindsay BoschProject Manager
I am a collaborative, hands-on Creative Producer and Project Manager with 10 years experience, both agency and in-house. I have a true passion for creative minds, marketing, and seeing great ideas come to life. I excel at inspiring innovative work, building camaraderie among teams, and optimizing efficiency.

I enjoy hiking, yoga, travel, good food, and great puns.e.

E-mail: [email protected]

Shannon Hext
Shannon HextCreative Manager
I am a passionate professional always ready to take on the next project, whatever it may be! With a slightly obsessive personality (guilty!), I am always looking for the next marketing opportunity for an organization and take special delight in a well-executed brand strategy. I love to take on the always-evolving world of online marketing and guide organizations through the process of applying it.

In my spare time, I am just as passionate about guiding my kids, puppy and my volleyball players.

E-mail: [email protected]

Mara is the pup behind the Clever Dog brand. Every business has a start, and this is ours. Mara inspired our name, and exhibits our brand qualities with her cleverness and loyalty. She graduated from intermediate obedience classes, excels at agility and has the nose, skills and passion for bird hunting.

Clever Dog Creative’s logo features an artistic rendition of Mara, who is Founder Lyssa Schmidt’s family dog. Our logo represents our approachability — at the heart of it this playful, free-spirited dog. The essence of the brand is captured in the glasses, a key accessory for our brand’s logo that showcases the cleverness about us.

Our Happy Clients

The Clever Dog Team has been of great assistance to us. They are always on top of the project and do great work!

Chief Robert Whitaker, North Shore Fire Rescue

Highly Recommended! Exceeds expectations!! Impressive professionalism – excellent listening skills, understanding needs and review.

Brenda O'Brien, Knockerball Fox Cities

Clever Dog helped Mt Zion get started in social media and redesigned our web page. We have seen immediate results with many Facebook and Web friends. New visitors have mentioned both our web page and Facebook!

The Clever Dog team is great. They meet you where you are and help you with the little things like social media posts and marketing collateral; but are best used for overall marketing strategy and implementation. They work within your budget and genuinely care about your organization. Plus, they are fun to work with!