My name is Claire Cummings, and I’m a multidisciplinary designer based in Melbourne, with a thing for colour, cats, music, board games, and watching my favourite TV shows way too many times. I specialise in web design, graphic design, branding, social media content creation, and textile design. I’m also a musician, have studied occult history at a Master’s level, and am currently studying towards a Bachelor of Science.
Growing up I moved around Victoria a lot, living everywhere from the oceanside, to outer suburbia, to the leafy inner eastern suburbs. Currently nestled in the colourful inner eastern ‘burbs, I lead a transformative design practice that is inspired by my continually evolving life.
After crafting from a very young age with my mother and grandmother, this ballet-dancer-turned-musician-turned-designer took the leap and enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) at RMIT University. I then went on to attain my degree with distinction, while running my first design label Hangin’ Around. After graduating, I worked for iconic Melbourne designer Beci Orpin, before opening my own concept store and events space in Fitzroy, Creatrix Melbourne, and briefly running the podcast (and creative community based around it) Buffy The Business Slayer. Between it all, I also exhibited my woven tapestries across Melbourne and Geelong, taught mindfulness and crafting workshops, and worked on all sorts of freelance projects on the side.
In the last couple of years, I’ve been working as a freelance web designer and social media and branding specialist, and simultaneously bringing my emo-pop music project Witching Hour to the world.
Got a project you wanna work on together? I’d love to have a chat! You can slide on in to my DMs here.
image credit: Michelle Pitiris