ABOUT 2017-09-25T10:01:12+00:00

A Bit About Us


lever Dog Creative exists to cultivate brand loyalty for all clients it serves. Our unique cross-section of expertise in branding, design and marketing holds its base journalism, which enables us to develop authentic brands with a people-first perspective. We want to understand your story, and build a marketing strategy that shares the most important details via compelling messages, timeless aesthetics and relationship-based strategies.

As a company of creative professionals, we seek to bring an authentic, one-of-a-kind experience to our clients. We value connectivity, and aim for strong client relationships building trust while also building your brand strategy. Clever Dog Creative stands out from the pack through its extensive cleverness and strategic, story-based approach to creating unique brands and effective marketing strategies.

We spend our time cleverly creating brand experiences 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/Brand Enthusiast
Fueled by a passion for writing and an undeniable obsession with puns (intended), Lyssa’s skills as a branding and marketing leader pack a powerful punch. She’s obsessed with finding the heart of the story and writing it in exciting ways to instill sense of loyalty in every brand’s customers. She takes a unique approach to developing a lead generation and marketing strategy, focusing on connection-based and educational sales funnels

Lyssa’s favorite thing about her dog, Mara, is spending time together learning new tricks and cuddling!

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

Christina Thomas
Christina ThomasMarketing Strategist
Christina believes there’s nothing more rewarding than developing a thriving community, whether on social media or in-person. She has a wide variety of creative and professional experience including art therapy, and wedding event coordination.

Christina is also a published poet and has been showcased in multiple art galleries for her paintings and more.

Christina received a Master’s in Business Management and a Bachelor’s in Studio Art, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (262) 404-9009, Ext. 703

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!