About Me

Welcome to my website! I’m Claire, a user-focused product designer with a diverse background. Since April 2015, I've been working full-time as one of three product designers at Boxed, an online retailer where you can buy wholesale goods. Because of the size of our team, I touch a lot of different parts of the product but I'm largely responsible for the consumer facing website. I handle all parts of the design process, but I specialize in user research, responsive UI, and interaction design. I love talking to users about their thoughts and needs when using the site, and I always find it incredibly enlightening and important in informing product. I'll use a variety of UX techniques including card sorting, usability testing on live products and high fidelity prototypes, interviews, surveys, affinity mapping, and more. I also love talking to other members of the team to figure out how to truly solve a problem and make sure that our design solutions are scalable. My ability to code HTML/CSS and some Javascript really help when communicating with developers and QA in making sure that whatever we're working on is pixel perfect.

In my free time, I freelance with companies of all sizes for a variety of different design projects. Prior to Boxed, I worked at Splash, an event marketing company, where I did everything from building event websites, to working closely with the Design Director and CEO to inform product decisions. And even before all that, I designed social media at VaynerMedia, creating work for Fortune 500 companies' Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, and Vine feeds.

In addition to my work experience, I have a formal education in User Experience and Front End Development from General Assembly. I also have a BFA in Graphic Design from SUNY New Paltz.

I'm passionate about the work I do and would love to hear from you!