Gary Clayton's leadership at Tellme has created an environment where audio and user interface design work in concert to create the future of the phone experience. As CCO, he leads the Creative Services team of user interface experts, human interaction designers, speech engineers, and audio producers. Comprised of recognized experts and industry thought leaders, this team advises clients and Tellme's product planning as new types of voice and data-driven internet phone services are built for consumers nationwide. The world-renowned creative thinking and audio branding Tellme brings to every voice application stems from the innovation of the Creative Services team.
For the past twenty years, Clayton has been at the cutting edge of audio design. In 1987, Clayton was part of the team that reintroduced the American/Soviet cultural exchange agreement under Mikhail Gorbachev. He oversaw the first music recordings at Lucas Film's Skywalker Ranch. He has mixed and produced for numerous feature films, recording artists and TV productions. In 1989, Clayton received a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Popular Recording and mixed the Best Jazz vocal 1988 Grammy-Award winning track for Bobby McFerrin. Clayton has been the recipient of multiple awards including an SPA award, several Telly Awards, several Omni Intermedia Awards, multiple Communicator Awards, several Videographer Awards, and the CTAM award.
Clayton did his undergraduate studies in Physics at SUNY Stony Brook and received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications at SFSU.