Hi! I'm Clare. 

I'm currently a senior designer for The Hollywood Reporter. Previously, I was at The Washington Post for five years and worked with many sections, including the Sunday Magazine, Business, Tech, Sports, and Style. My work has been recognized by SND, SPD, and ASME. I'm also a member of SND and AAJA.

I graduated from Syracuse University, where I learned everything at The Daily Orange. I've also interned at The Star Tribune in Minneapolis and at Los Angeles Magazine.

When I'm not working, I love spending time with my dog Lilo, going to the beach, and catching up on the latest shows and movies. I was born in the Philippines and grew up in Los Angeles where I developed a deep love for Disneyland and Dodgers baseball.




Senior Designer, The Hollywood Reporter  •  June 2022 – Present
• Designs weekly magazine, plus standalone issues during Emmys and Oscars seasons
• Works with freelance artists to produce quick turnaround illustrations
• Creates in-house photo collages for print and digital platforms
• Processes images for color correction, image resolution, and retouching when needed

Magazine Art Director, The Washington Post  •  Aug. 2020 – May 2022
• Designed weekly print magazine: covers, features, and front-of-book
• Led visual planning and produced online designs of feature stories
• Conceptualized weekly cover art with photo editors and art directors
• Ran and presented weekly walkthrough meetings where staff looks over entire magazine
• Commissioned illustrations from freelancers and offered art direction as necessary
• Managed and set deadlines for an array of long-term projects and special issues
• Mentored newer art directors and recent hires by giving training and feedback sessions
• Ran the @washingtonpostdesign Instagram account by creating templates and implementing engagement strategies, which resulted in an increase of followers by 30%

Business and Tech Art Director, The Washington Post  •  Aug. 2018 – Sept. 2020
• Planned and designed the weekly Sunday Business section
• Produced digital presentations of business and technology projects
• Collaborated with editors to establish timelines for long-term enterprise projects
• Commissioned 2-4 illustrations per week for quick turnaround stories
• Created in-house photo illustrations using stock and wire images

News/Features/Sports Designer, The Washington Post  •  Sept. 2017 – Aug. 2018
• Regularly designed daily sports, style, and news sections
• (In 2018-2019) Worked on a small team to use Google AMP stories, a mobile-first storytelling experience, and helped develop the template for use across the design team
• Produced digital projects on the sports, foreign, politics, and national desks


Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Xd • Art Direction • Prop Styling • HTML and CSS •  Project Managing • Typography • Creative Studio Direction • Social Media


• SND 2021 Magazine design print portfolio
• SND 2020 Digital art direction portfolio; Newspaper design print portfolio
• SPD 56 Finalist for 2020 Photo Issue design
• SND 2019 Newspaper design print portfolio


Syracuse University 2017 S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
B.S. Magazine Journalism (with minors in Fine Arts and Music Industry)

UCLA Extension (Jan. - March 2022)
User Experience - Survey Course

Using Format