Wendy Smith

Creative Director

A native Texan, Wendy is a storyteller, brand strategist, and visual designer who deals in words and pictures. She followed an atypical path to working in architecture and interiors. First, she taught high school English and learned how to listen. Then she studied graphic design at California College of the Arts and learned how to see. This background gave her a foundational orientation toward empathizing with others and considering the world as they experience it. At Clayton Korte, Wendy oversees the firm’s own brand and leads Experience Design on projects. Prior to joining the firm, she spent over ten years at San Francisco and New York-based brand agencies. In addition to her role at Clayton Korte, Wendy creates brands for clients at her own consultancy, Smith Brand Studio.