Managing Partners


Lauren Payne, Managing Partner, Spiral Design Studio

Lauren Payne

Combining creative passion, business savvy and community service, Lauren is an inspirational leader who devotedly embraces work as a lifestyle. Her entrepreneurial spirit and unparalleled attention to detail pushes each member of the Spiral Design team to surpass individual creative limits and exceed client expectations. Committed to the valuable role of women in business, she attracts the confidence of professional peers nationwide while fostering trusted and mutual corporate relationships that last.

  • NYS Small Business Development Center: Technology Entrepreneurs of the Year
  • Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce: Women of Excellence
  • WERC: Harriet Rifkin Leadership Award
  • YWCA of the Greater Capital Region: Resourceful Woman Award
  • Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce: Van Rensselaer Award
  • Center for Economic Growth: Cybertopia Award
  • American Advertising Federation: Worldwide Gold ADDY® Award
  • Albany AdClub: Best in Show Award

Robert Clancy, Managing Partner, Spiral Design Studio

Robert Clancy

Robert Clancy is a gifted entrepreneur, professional speaker and author. Through his passion for exceptional design and innovative technology, he leads the Spiral Design team in the evolution of corporate brands, marketing campaigns and digital media from ordinary to extraordinary. Balancing his corporate commitments with his lifelong compassion for humanity, Robert supports ongoing volunteerism in business and his everyday life. His dedication to others at both the regional and national levels inspires his team and encourages other professional leaders to step up and give back.

  • The Business Review 40 Under 40 Award
  • NYS Junior Chamber of Commerce Outstanding New Yorker Award
  • American Advertising Federation:  Worldwide Gold ADDY® Award
  • Albany AdClub: Best in Show Award
  • Junior Achievement:  Ambassador Award
  • NYS Department of Historic Preservation Award
  • Tae Kwon Do - 4th Degree Master Black Belt Instructor