In the pursuit of ethical innovation, resilience, and protected bike lanes.

Claire's early design career either began the moment she learned the creative power of a slide transition (est. third grade), or when she hung her first gradient-blasted, pull-tab poster in a grocery store (dates unknown).
While the origins are up for great debate, today she has made a living designing interactive brand experiences that tell captivating and values-driven stories. Her background in maker ethics informs her work by implementing concepts of object-orientation, rapid prototyping, and play to produce meaningful & resilient design. She seeks out opportunity to deliver beautiful, well-crafted concepts that support innovation and consider our futures.
She holds a BFA in Graphic Design (m. UXD) from DePaul University in Chicago. Since, she has worked with a range of clients across various industries, including tech, finance, academia, non-profit and more.
She loves photographing her two cats, riding her bike, and baking layer cakes—obviously not all at once.
Visual Identity
Product Design
Art Direction
Data Visualization
Brand Guidelines
Design Systems
Editorial Design
Design Ethics
Information Architecture
Rapid Prototyping
Digital Fabrication
Environmental Design


Chicago, Illinois

Digital Designer


New York, New York

Communications Designer

Iris Worldwide

Chicago, Illinois

Graphic Designer

Idea Realization Lab

Chicago, Illinois

Lab Specialist

Speaking & Engagement

Chicago Graphic Design Club

Typeforce 11

IDEO Design Camp

University of West Georgia

Speculative Futures Org

Slanted Magazine

100% Gallery

DePaul University


DePaul University


Graphic Design, UXD



Visual Communications

DeQue University


IAAP Web Accessibility

Claire wants to work with other kind-hearted and fun people.

She recognizes when it’s about creating a space where healthy teamwork is prioritized and ideas flow freely—the quality of work improves as a result.

-Danielle morris hess, principal, bigtincan, a boss of yesteryear