From building working prototypes to defining design systems, I think big and move fast.

Welcome, I'm Claire Squire
I am a curious, self-driven Product Designer who has spent 2+ years in the NYC startup scene working with diverse teams on complex problems. I received a BA in Industrial Design magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in May 2020. Design is always exciting to me because I'm constantly learning new things and challenging my own perspectives.
I approach work with creativity and honesty
I'm on the product team at Expert Institute, delivering UX research, wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, and functional prototypes for a legal tech web app with 3k+ weekly unique users. I was promoted from a visual design internship because of demonstrated product leadership skills and consideration for client needs. 
I previously audited zoo sustainability practices for my senior thesis and was awarded two research grants for exploring opportunities to educate 200k+ annual visitors on sustainability. Prior to that, I headed UX research and collaborated on product design for a cancer care startup.
I learn by doing (and design thinking)
Learning together is the biggest superpower we can do to drive change. I've pursued that mindset ever since taking a Design Thinking class my freshman year. I'm naturally curious and found my stride iterating and testing lots of ideas. I also love connecting with people and am motivated by the user-focused nature of the process. I love being a Product Designer because it makes the technicalities of technology accessible and easy to understand. 
Researching Play with Play
Researching Play with Play
Generative Research for the Potawatomi Zoo
Generative Research for the Potawatomi Zoo
I pursue special interests
🌎  Learning about complex topics like race, mental health, and identity
🎨  Creative exploration through music, yoga, and cooking
😌  Outdoor adventure such as rock climbing, camping, hiking, and surfing
Chair I designed and built in Copenhagen, Spring 2019
Chair I designed and built in Copenhagen, Spring 2019
Taking my chair on the Danish metro
Taking my chair on the Danish metro
Rock climbing in the Gunks
Rock climbing in the Gunks
I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do! I carry that determination and focus with me today.
I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do! I carry that determination and focus with me today.
Volunteering with Green Guerillas
Volunteering with Green Guerillas
I hosted a radio show for 4 years
I hosted a radio show for 4 years
I started a zine (and micro record label) with a friend.
I started a zine (and micro record label) with a friend.
I love to spend time outdoors 😊
I love to spend time outdoors 😊
I delight users and managers
"Claire works quickly, efficiently, and always produces polished work. Her designs feature careful attention to the brand voice while always seeking out opportunities to push the envelope. Claire approaches projects holistically, offering opinions not only on design, but also on the copy, customer journeys, and user experience for clients. She has a keen ear for feedback and works hard to ensure the input of all stakeholders is incorporated into the final product. I would highly recommend Claire for a graphic design or UX design position!"
✍️  Victoria N., Expert Institute
"Claire brought both ethnographic sensibility and design chops to a project I'd been developing with a team for two years. Her technical expertise and visual creativity became the linchpin for this project, which finally launched only because of her contribution. Claire Squire is that perfect combination of inspiration and precision that the very best design embodies!"
✍️  Dr. Susan B., University of Notre Dame
"In addition to her design skills, Claire brings an intelligence to her work that sets her apart from most candidates I've worked with. I am convinced that Claire's personality, design skills, technical expertise, and ability to understand problems and develop meaningful solutions will make her a valuable asset to any firm."
✍️  Martin F., FITZ Creative
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