Hi, I'm Claire Benjamin, a design researcher and strategist based in Boulder, Colorado.

I create products and systems that answer real needs by designing alongside people and discovering the root elements of complex challenges.

By investigating like a scientist, imagining and building like an engineer, and creating authentic team connections, I translate abstract problems into tangible needs and meaningful designs.


Learn more about me or take a look at my resume.


selected work

I weave research throughout all stages of designing a product or experience, from open exploration of ideas and ideation to concept validation and post-launch evaluation.

My methods include interviews and co-design sessions, in-context observationprototyping (everything from "what's on hand," like cardboard and PVC, to screen mock-ups and 3D printing), usability tests, journey-mapping, surveysanalytics, A/B testing, and competitive analysis

Some of my tools of choice are Sketch, InVision, InDesign, Solidworks, Google Analytics, UserTesting, Optimizely, a camera and microphone, and, of course, a whiteboard or paper and pen.

Here are some examples of my work, from UX and design research, to workshop-building and leading, to product design and mechanical engineering.

For more, see my resume.

Screen Shot 2020-09-17 at 8.22.48 AM.png

Let's talk

I'm always up for talking about collaborations or chatting about what's new in the world of design and UX research, especially related to inclusive and sustainable design!

Email me: clairebenje@gmail.com


Connect with me on LinkedIn: 

  • LinkedIn - Black Circle
  • LinkedIn - White Circle