ABOUT CLAIRE

 

Hi there! I’m Claire, a visual designer with a deep knowledge of both digital and print formats across a variety of real-world applications through experience in academic and agency settings.

Lincoln, Nebraska is where I was born and raised. I was first inspired by art during high school, thanks to the Arts and Humanities Focus Program. The Arts and Humanities Focus Program is an alternative education that specializes in those areas, and is offered as a valid option to earn high school credits. This education provided me with a unique background in traditional drawing and painting.

In September 2013, I moved to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, to attend university at Northumbria University. Here, I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design in 2016. Upon returning to the United States, I accepted a design position with an advertising agency called Transformation Marketing, serving as the lead graphic designer until May, 2018. In May 2018, a new design opportunity with the agency UNANIMOUS arose. Here, I worked as a graphic designer until June 2020.

In August 2020, I moved to Amsterdam to further my studies and advance my career. I recently graduated from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences with a Master’s degree in Digital Design. Through the Master Digital Design program I gained new skills in UX/UI, research, storytelling, and 3D, while also improving existing animation and video editing skills. I also found myself becoming a more empathetic and ethical designer throughout this process, as I was challenged to understand new perspectives in an ever-changing industry.

Outside of design, I’m passionate about electronic music, trying new cuisines, independent coffee, craft beer, socializing, travel, and learning about new cultures. 

Design Skills

  • Branding & Identity
  • Logo Design
  • Custom Web Layouts
  • UX/UI
  • Print Collateral
  • Vector Illustration
  • Infographics
  • Motion Graphics
  • Photography
  • Social Media Graphics
  • Presentations
  • Google Display Ads
  • Signage & Large-Scale
  • Promotional Products
  • Voice Acting
  • 3D Game Environments

Tech Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe XD
  • Figma
  • Adobe Audition
  • Unity
  • Sound Editing
  • Microsoft Suite
  • WordPress
  • Trello
  • CANVA
  • Mailchimp
  • InVision
  • Mac & PC Proficient

Work Skills

  • Project Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Design Sprints
  • Design Thinking
  • Request for Quotes
  • Client & Vendor Relations
  • Print Coordination
  • Problem-Solving
  • Innovative Ideas
  • Collaborative
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Open to Critique
  • Time Management

Industry Skills

  • Financial
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-Profit
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Environmental
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Music
  • Academic