Claire Rosas is a graphic designer and researcher at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She spends the majority of her time in the Idea Realization Lab — a DePaul makerspace where she is employed and enjoys using her digital fabrication skills as much as possible. Aside from her love of creative making, Claire also believes in participating in conversations regarding design ethics and social responsibility. As the DePaul AIGA student chapter president, she works diligently to integrate these themes into the chapter’s initiatives via workshops with industry, collaborative exhibitions, and design jams. Claire is excited to continue her work upon graduation and engage with the broader design community.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Elk Grove Village IL (it’s O’Hare’s cutest backyard)
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I’d like to think both
FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Twitter. You can be weird on twitter and no one cares.
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
This Way is Up, but there is only one season
Abbi Jacobson’s A Piece of Work
Alien Phenomenology by Ian Bogost or Yes Please by Amy Poehler
I don’t really like movies
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Dancing in mirrors. I also like baking.
FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Branding. Possibly design research and prototyping
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
The best thing I’ve been given throughout design school is my professors. They are incredibly kind and generous people.
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
I will grow through the places I go and through the people I meet