Claire is a designer specialising in set, costume, properties and production design for stage, films, television and events.
Claire's passion for the arts began with a Bachelor of Design from the College of Fine Arts (COFA) and she graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a Bachelor of Dramatic Art - Design. She is currently enrolled in postgraduate studies, researching costume design in dance.
Claire has lectured at COFA, NIDA and CSU in Wagga Wagga. Her awards include the William Fletcher Grant, an Australian Arts Council Grant and numerous photography prizes.
Claire lectures within the School of Communication and Creative Industries. Claire teaches and coordinates subjects in the Bachelor of Screen and Stage and also teaches into the Bachelor of Creative Art and Design. Claire's specialisation is in costume, set and properties design, as well as design theory and processes.
Claire is currently a doctoral candidate, with her research focusing on the cross-pollination between costume and fashion design. She has presented her research internationally.