SENIOR DESIGNER, PROJECT MANAGER
Clara has spent 15 years as a professional designer. After her formal education, she honed her skills on the west coast before landing back in her native Colorado. Her experience includes designing and managing complex corporate campaigns and signage programs for several large companies (although she has a long list of happy smaller businesses she has done incredible design for, too.) Throughout her varied clients and experiences, she has become an expert in construction drawing and codes: from detailed construction specifications, to fire code and ADA requirements, to programming the most effective wayfinding solutions. She loves the challenge of a great fabrication job and is a dynamic manager, researcher and materials expert. She is dedicated to becoming more and more proficient at all things sustainable and eco-friendly, including LEED certification requirements.
Clara is a graduate of the rigorous fine arts program at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.
My room in the ArtHouse
Clara has been with ArtHouse Design since 2004 and is deeply involved in all types of projects for our clients – print design, 3-D design for signage, original artwork, logo design. She’s fluent in all disciplines and brings a fresh eye and huge sense of enthusiasm to every project. She serves as a project manager for ArtHouse and is the primary liaison between the client, her fellow creatives, and all other contributors to a project. She is well versed in client communications, presentations, scheduling and budgeting. In her spare time, she’s also an awesome mentor to interns and new employees.
Outside the house
Clara is a Colorado native who is proud to say she’s been a skier since she was three years old. She loves Yoga and cooking – even growing the ingredients for her own Salsa. She’s an avid traveler, crazy camper, music fanatic, Bronco season ticket-holder and professional tailgater. Married to an artist, she gets to soak up all kinds of art and culture around town and on her travels. She loves her husband dearly (even though he’s from Nebraska), but has also recently made room in her heart for a puppy named Indie.