Designer with a love for the curious and beautiful. I rekindle companies & communities with creative solutions.

Hey there! I'm Clairissa —

A designer and creative problem solver that thrives in complexity and designs for impact.

I am a multidisciplinary designer with experience across a variety of sectors, including urban planning, healthcare, legal, and retail. Passionate about continuous learning, I have worked extensively in the startup space, both as an in-house designer and freelance contractor. Having designed for multi-sided ecosystems and platforms, I thrive in complexity. Currently, I am a partner and the design lead at Pantheon, an early-stage venture firm, and a co-founder and product designer at Open Space Sandbox, an urban tech startup.
I am passionate about products that empower dreams and help others build lives they love. Inspired by a love for the whimsical yet functional, I strive to create designs that resonate with people’s lived experiences, foster community narratives, and spark new appreciation for ideas and organizations.

A sampling of my design work...

Open Space Sandbox
A platform reimagining urban design through a synthesized design and consultation process backed by community-insights and data.
Product design
Freelance
Cosmic Vinyl
Brand identity transformation for the record store cafe hybrid to capture its eclectic, quirky essence and modernize its look.
Logo & brand Identity
Conceptual
Tilly Legal Chatbot
A legal chatbot designed to empower creatives from underserved communities to protect and monetize their work.
product design
Freelance
Creator Coin
A brand identity drawing inspiration from Midcentury Modern art to highlight the C3 mission of collaborative creation via modular IPs.
Logo & brand Identity
Freelance
Ella Surveys
A web & product design overhaul for Ella, an AI-powered voice note survey platform engineered to eliminate barriers in communication.
Web design, Product design
Contract
Creator Coin
A dynamic IP respository removing obstacles for creators to collaborate, sample, and remix their works.
Product design
Freelance
Synopsys
A rebrand to position Synopsys as a leader of innovation, strengthen trust in the brand, and reestablish brand loyalty as purchasing power shifts to Gen-Z consumers.
Logo & brand Identity
Conceptual
Lo Res Type Specimen
A book detailing the history, design characteristics, and usage of the Lo-Res font family through a Super Mario Bros game metanarrative.
Book Design
just for fun
Daedalus
Web & product design for Daedalus, an idea saving and sharing app for entrepreneurs and creative thinkers.
UI/UX Design
Freelance
Pantheon
A whimsical yet minimalistic website design for a venture building studio focused on community building and impact.
WEB design, Motion design
Contract
Frontida Records
A brand identity system and website overhaul balancing a SaaS design style with a nonprofit-driven narrative to cater to both clients and donors.
Branding, Website, & Social Media
nonprofit work
Shakespeare Book Covers Set
A set of Bard-esque book cover designs that mirror the thematic writings and symbol-laden plots in an expressive, illustrative flare.
Book cover design
Conceptual
Cilantro: A Looping Character
A looping character design of a delightfully large cat named Cilantro, eating a loaf of bread with gusto.
motion design
Just for fun
Let's make something special.
With love, from Fayetteville
ⓒ 2023 Clairissa Chin
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