About Claire

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I’m a designer and artistic strategist with American blood, presently living in Johannesburg South Africa.

Much of my creative aspiration began to take shape with my passion project, Leaking Hearts Magazine (2014-2016). Together with two talented partners, an ambitious idea, and next to no experience, we launched a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $5k. Within one month, we had exceeded that goal and began the process of production and distribution of Volume One to Australia, Russia, UK, United States, Canada, and South Africa. Two years later, I launched Volume Two: Generations both online and in print (get your copy here!)

Since then, I have been developing my creative skills through a B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design from Liberty University. As a freelancer, I have worked with and been commissioned by companies like Forge Mining, Elite Ballet, Johannesburg Arts Conservatory, Jessica Anne, Studio 27, and Impact Africa.

Advanced training and experience in vector illustration, publication & brochure design, branding, web development, search engine optimization, coding, and photography enables me to produce compelling solutions to your creative question marks.

Photograph by Rachel Clarke

Having grown up in a home full of artists and music, I am passionate about helping startups and visionaries bring their ideas to life.

Outside of my studio, you can find me exploring coffee shops, markets, and the beautiful outdoors with my husband, Troy.

fine art

This by far has been my most painstaking, beautiful learning curve the last four years. My beautiful friend, Lillian, has helped me to develop an eye and love for these new mediums. While the perfectionist in me hates it, I am learning patience in the process.

Every time I pick up a brush or pencil and make a mark, I am reminded that Jesus uses unfinished people and mends broken things. You can view my portfolio here.