About Us

Expertise born of a unique perspective.

Carpenter Group brings together seasoned professionals from the financial services, branding and creative industries to develop and implement solutions that meet the full spectrum of your organization’s business goals.

Claire Taylor participates in the research and development of strategic solutions that lay the groundwork for creative development.

Claire brings more than 26 years of creative experience to Carpenter Group, including expertise crafting integrated branding, environmental and audience-centered solutions. In collaboration with other team members, she ensures that the creative deliverables are grounded in a solid understanding of the client's business. Her clients have included Lehman Brothers, Ameriprise, Lincoln Financial Group, TIAA-CREF, and Prudential Financial. Prior to joining Carpenter Group, Claire spent 17 years at the Carbone Smolan Agency, a multidisciplinary firm, most recently leading its creative strategy practice. Past clients include the World Bank, Christies, Deloitte Touche Tomatsu, She holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.F.A from the Rhode Island School of Design.