From building working prototypes to designing visual systems, I think big and move fast.

Hello! My name is Claire Squire.
I am a NY-based Product Designer who has spent 2+ years in the startup scene crafting digital experiences that achieve a positive impact on both people and businesses. I received a BA in Design with honors from the University of Notre Dame in May 2020.  I'm at best when practicing human-centered design and able to support diverse, multidisciplinary teams. Projects I enjoy the most are ones that allow me to learn a little more about the world, myself, and how we all interact with one another.
I'm a human-focused, insight-oriented, anti-oppressive Product Designer.
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 surpassed an education research lab's goals by creating a responsive website on WordPress for people from all countries to talk about their school experiences. At the same time, I 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.
Researching Play with Play
Researching Play with Play
Generative Research for the Potawatomi Zoo
Generative Research for the Potawatomi Zoo
I find joy in the simple things.
🌎  Exploring complex topics like race, mental health, and identity
🎨  Intentionality, simplicity, aesthetics
😌  Indie rock, plant-based cooking, yoga & mindfulness
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
I started a zine (and micro record label) with a friend.
I started a zine (and micro record label) with a friend.
I'm passionate about sustainability
I'm passionate about sustainability
I hosted a radio show for 4 years
I hosted a radio show for 4 years
I love to spend time outdoors 😊
I love to spend time outdoors 😊
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.
What have my managers said about me?
"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 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 final products. I would highly recommend Claire for a graphic design or UX design position!"
✍️  Victoria Negron, 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 D. BlumUniversity 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 FitzpatrickFITZ Creative
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