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 city’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 costumes…
AnalogFolk // Portland, Oregon
Art Director // October 2018- Present
Publicis.Sapient // Coconut Grove, Florida
Art Director // June 2016- September 2018
Worked on new business, Ideal Image ADT, Carnival, Holland America Line, Miami HEAT, 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 model’s zits.
Lime Fresh Mexican Grill // Miami, Florida
Food runner/ Cashier // September 2012 - March 2015
Everyone’s gotta start somewhere, right?
Art Direction // Content Creation // Photography // Photoshop // Illustrator // Indesign // Premiere // Baking // Photo Retouching // Creative Strategy