I'm Claire McPartlan. I'm a Visual Designer residing in the greater Boston area. As a designer, I strive to make things easier for people to read, understand, interact with, and enjoy. We live in a great, big, fantastical world, and despite this, we are still surrounded by problems, big and small. Although design can be used to merely delight a user, it is my belief and my mission that design should be used to help solve problems in a manner that delights as much as it helps. Rather than form following function, I believe in the words of Frank Lloyd Wright on the matter – "Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union."
If you've taken a look through my site, you've noticed there are sections devoted to "Work" and "Play." These are my design and photography endeavors, respectively. I consider design to be my vocation – the thing I'm meant to pursue to aid in the betterment of our world. I consider photography to be my play – the thing I do that gives me joy, unbound by constraints and problems to solve. While I love each of these media in their own ways, it is at the intersection of the two that I am happiest creating.
Some things that give me joy: Marimekko, architecture, industrial design, furniture design, coffee, the wit & delight of Kate Spade, COLOR, The Newsroom, the ocean, long walks on the beach, traveling the world, chinese food, live music, home renovation projects, HGTV, tiny homes, seductive typography, organizing, and good times with loved ones.
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