Claire Zimmerman is a Boston-born, Portland-based art director.  She grew up in the one square mile of Charlestown, but managed to avoid any run-ins with bank robbers*. 

Tired of attending parades celebrating her cityโ€™s titles, she headed as south as possible to sunny Miami. There, she graduated from the University of Miami with a B.S. in creative advertising and a minor in studio art, and developed an obsession with orange, green, and an ibis named Sebastian**.  Six years later she left the sun behind and once again moved as far away as possible to Portland, Oregon.

With a golden retriever named Banksy, and a taste for all things spicy, Claire is an ideator obsessed with creating things that make your eyes happy.


*If confused watch The Town

** Go Canes, but she also has a fear of mascot costumesโ€ฆ



AnalogFolk // Portland, Oregon

Art Director // October 2018- Present

Nike + Football = โšก

Publicis.Sapient // Coconut Grove, Florida

Art Director // June 2016- September 2018

Worked on new business, Virgin Voyages, Ideal Image, ADT, Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Miami HEAT and Visit Florida.

Drank some beer.

SapientNitro // Coconut Grove, Florida

Creative Intern // Summer 2016

Learned more in the first week than all of 12th grade.

Kruzin Footwear // Miami, Florida

Lead Graphic Designer // September 2014 - January 2016

Worked on a few international campaigns. Learned the ins and outs of a photoshoot. Retouched a ton of shoes and modelโ€™s zits.  

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill // Miami, Florida

Food runner/ Cashier // September 2012 - March 2015

Everyoneโ€™s gotta start somewhere, right?


Art Direction // Content Creation // Photography // Photoshop // Illustrator // Indesign // After Effects // Photo Retouching // Creative Strategy // Sandwich Artist