About

Claire Smalley holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art where she studied graphic design and creative writing. In 2012, she received a Master of Arts in Publishing from London College of Communication. With a background in print design and bookbinding, Claire appreciates the demands of design and storytelling — a simultaneous awareness of what is on and below the surface.

Claire’s portfolio has expanded over the years to include identity design, front-end web design, UI/UX and the occasional infographic. In every medium, her work is concept-driven with an emphasis on strong typography.

In addition to art and design, Claire loves music, dancing and trying new restaurants.

EDUCATION

London College of Communication
Master of Arts in Publishing | September 2011 – September 2012

Maryland Institute College of Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design | Creative Writing minor
September 2005 – May 2009 | Graduated cum laude

EXPERIENCE

2U, Inc.
Senior Graphic Designer | April 2014 – Present

Graphic Designer | January 2013 – April 2014

Various Clients
Freelance Designer | 2007 – Present

Republic National Distributing Company
Graphic Designer | December 2009 – August 2011

Maryland Institute College of Art
Teaching Assistant | Fall 2008

National Geographic Magazine
Graphic Design Intern | Summer 2008

EXTRACURRICULAR

General Assembly
Visual Design Course | Co-instructor | January 2016 – March 2016

General Assembly
Visual Design Course | Guest Critic | October 2015

General Assembly
User Experience Design Bootcamp | Student | August 2015