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Claire Peckham (She/her)

Resumé

Currently living in

Seattle, Washington, US

Willing to relocate

Work Preferences

HybridRemote

Open to roles

InternshipShort Term ContractLong Term EmployeeCo-op

About Me

#ActuallyAutistic#InclusiveDesign#AutisticWoman

I'm a lifelong artist, feminist and neurodiversity advocate. I'm currently putting my art skills to use in studying graphic design, and hoping to work in UX design with an emphasis on accessibility.

Ideal Workplace Values

Feminist, trans-inclusive, neurodiversity-inclusive, racially diverse, supportive of the mental health of the workplace and employees


Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I'm really good at pattern recognition, especially within the context of narrative. This helps me as a designer to view a design from different perspectives, and make valuable connections.

Technical Skills

jQuery

GitHub

Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects

Google Docs

Top 5 Soft Skills

Active ListeningWorking AutonomouslyStructureStrategic ThinkingCreativity

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Closed captioningSend questions in advanceInterviewer experienced with neurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesAlternate interview formatTask managementPresentation helpCommunication planConcise instructions for processingWritten checklistsReceive information in advanceWritten Instructions1:1 meetingsChunking large amounts of contentFlexible scheduleExtra time off for appointmentsShorter meetingsErgonomic seatingNoise-cancelling headphonesQuiet / individual workspacesTherapyEmployee resource groupSupport with advocating

Environments I'm comfortable with

Driving a vehicle
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)
Working with animals
Working with food
Variable temperatures

I'm very sensitive to temperature, so working in an environment that provided air conditioning would be extremely helpful. I'm also very sensitive to sounds, so environments that reflect sound (mostly hard surfaces, like hardwood floors and stone) are distracting to me.

Experience

Check out my work

Worked for 1 months from May 2022 to May 2022

Web and Graphic Designer - Oxford Feminist E-Press

Redesigned OxFEP website: clarified website structure, & streamlined visual language, making their website more appealing & accessible to a modern feminist audience. – Provided technical support: fixed issues with web platform, uploaded new content. – Designed program for Patriarchal Inscriptions, a feminist symposium at King’s College, London.

Worked for 1 months from May 2022 to May 2022

Teacher and Administrator - Oxford Royale Academy

Taught Photography & Sketching & ran front desk, acted as “go to” point for students & teachers; used multiple resources to attend to each inquiry (email, phone, company materials). – Organized class fieldtrips: negotiated material needs to ensure a positive learning environment.

Worked for 1 months from May 2022 to May 2022

Student Records Officer - University of Oxford

Assisted with collections on campus: ensured every student received the correct documents. Responsible for ensuring students with learning difficulties had access to appropriate resources. – Archived documents in college’s electronic & physical databases; managed office inbox.

Worked for 11 months from Oct 2020 to Sep 2021

Production Assistant - Grace Gow Jewelry

– Responsible for GG’s social media accounts: designed and implemented multiple marketing campaigns. – Designed new website user flows for new products, including the WOW Kits, wedding partnership program, Ready to Wear collection, the Erosion Collection, and WOW Workshop calendar. – Created digital and physical processing system for new ring orders. – Responsible for product photography.

Graphic DesignUX DesignWeb DesignProduct Photography
Worked for 2 years, 0 months from Sep 2018 to Sep 2020

Office & Publications Assistant - Caruso St John Architects

– Created new digital filing structure for image archive; executed & maintained restructuring. – Oversaw website development: worked with designer & press team to ensure continued progression. Formatted & uploaded material for over 30 projects. – Curated brochures for client meetings; worked with partners to tailor contents to each client. – Oversaw El Croquis publication: prepared materials for submission, copy-edited texts. – Created new text database, streamlining the writing process for future submissions. – Designed social media identity: capitalizing on archival material to create a sustainable model.

Adobe Systems Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Systems Adobe InDesignMicrosoft OutlookFileMaker Pro

Education and Credentials

Attending since 2021

Seattle Creative Academy

Associate's degree - Graphic Design

Attended for 1 years from 2017 to 2018

University of Oxford

Master's degree - Fine Art

Attended for 1 years from 2016 to 2017

Seattle Creative Academy

Master's degree - Graphic Design

Attended for 4 years from 2011 to 2015

University of Washington

Bachelor's degree - Photomedia

Attended for 4 years from 2011 to 2015

University of Washington

Bachelor's degree - American/English Literature