Damien Lewis

  • President

    Clocker Shade 

  • Address

    2934½ N. Beverly Glen Circle,
    Suite 244, Los Angeles

  • Phone


  • Website | Social

    clockershade.com | @clockershade

  • Special Section

    Men Who Lead

Clocker Shade is a full-service advertising agency specializing in traditional and digital media in both English and Spanish. Los Angeles native Damien Lewis launched the company in 2008 and has worked in media for nearly 30 years. He worked in radio/digital with 45 West Coast stations including 102.7 KIIS-FM before segueing into agency work.

Share a significant accomplishment. 

Launching my agency took a tremendous amount of fortitude. Leaving a solid career where I had accomplished so much did not make sense to many around me, but ultimately it was where I needed to go.

What advice would you give your younger self just starting out in business?  

Look at any job position as a two- to four-year role, depending on the position. I feel it’s important to change roles often as it creates desire, curiosity and a need to evolve. People often get complacent and comfortable in certain roles without aspirations to grow.

What is the biggest roadblock in taking good care of yourself?  

Time. There’s never enough time in the day to balance exercising, spending time with family and working.

What does success mean to you?  

The freedom to make decisions regardless of financial outcome, while helping clients experience growth by implementing creative marketing concepts/plans.

Have you had mentors in your career? 

There have been two big role models in my career: Von Freeman, the marketing director at KIIS-FM when I was in college, who took a chance on a kid who didn’t quite know where he’d fit in but believed in his talent. And Roy Laughlin, the brilliant general manager and regional vice president at KIIS-FM. Both Von and Roy saw something bigger in me, challenged me and continue to encourage my growth.  

What motivates you to go to work every day?  

I wake up every day grateful for the opportunities God has given me. My motivation comes from making others happy and successful—from my family to the folks we work with every day.