Clare McClaren, Creative Director at Novella Brandhouse



Clare has 20 years of experience crafting design solutions for companies and organizations large and small. Shortly after graduating with a BFA in Visual Communications from the University of Kansas, Clare went to work for Douglas Oliver Design Office in Santa Monica, CA, where she produced award-winning annual reports, corporate collateral and branding initiatives for clients such as Sony, Art Center College of Design, Tejon Ranch and Mead Coated Papers. In 2001, she co-founded Brown McClaren Design, a multidisciplinary design firm in Pasadena, CA. Brown McClaren went on to receive some of the highest honors in the design industry, including Best of Show Typography and Top Ten Designed in the AR100. Prior to co-founding Novella, Clare’s studio luxedesign produced collateral, brand identity and new media for clients such as the Kansas Leadership Center, 41Penn and The Barstow School. Clare’s work has been recognized by many of the major design publications including: Print, Communication Arts, The Mohawk Show and the AIGA awards.