Robert Clancy is an entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, ordained minister and published author from the heart of upstate New York. He is co-founder and managing partner of Spiral Design Studio, one of the largest full-service graphic design and web development firms in the Northeast. Spiral Design’s clients include dozens of corporations, educational & healthcare organizations, non-profits and startups, including Citigroup, Home Depot, Sears, Activision, Disney, The NYS Dental Association and Albany Medical Center, among many others.
Balancing his corporate commitments with his lifelong compassion for humanity, Robert supports ongoing volunteerism within his business and his everyday life. His dedication to community — at both the regional and national levels — inspires his team and encourages professional leaders to step up and give back.
Robert’s first published work is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Soul, an evocative collection of inspirational stories and transcendental journeys that will transform the way you think about community service while bringing deeper meaning to your career path and your life.” His second book, Daily Downloads & Fortune Cookies from the Universe, offers inspirational thoughts within nine uplifting categories to help to center your spirit and encourage your compassion for humanity.
Robert is also a regular guest and contributor on KABC Radio's (LA) Late Night Health Radio show with host Mark Alyn.
As early as age six, Robert committed his life to assisting others, whether volunteering, helping them to succeed or even just offering a friendly smile. Robert is a husband, father and 4th Degree Master Black Belt Instructor of Tae Kwon Do. Robert Clancy is a dedicated volunteer who completely embodies the spirit of service — a selfless commitment to helping others make a positive difference in the world.
Awards and Honors
- NYS Small Business Development Center ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’
- Gold Worldwide ADDY® Advertising Award
- NYS Junior Chamber of Commerce “Outstanding New Yorker” for service to youth
- Junior Achievement Ambassador Award
- Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Outstanding National Seminar Chairperson
- NYS Junior Chamber of Commerce Governor Award
- The Business Review “40 Under 40” Award
- Rensselaer Chamber “Van Rensselaer Award” for community service
- Tae Kwon Do - 4th Degree Master Black Belt Instructor
- Chon-Tu Kwan Hapkido - 5th Degree Master Black Belt Instructor