Hi, my name is Clara Ilena. It’s nice to meet you.
I am a digital designer and art director originally from South Africa. I started my career in adverting working for global networks such as M&C Saatchi, Y&R and McCann. I decided to go back to University a few years back to study UI/UX and front-end development and haven't looked back since. I am obsessed with beautiful design, delightful details and intelligent strategy. I am also a passionate illustrator and an avid traveler who prides herself in visiting at least one new country every year and trying one thing she either cannot pronounce or is absolutely terrifying.
Illustration is something I've always done in my spare time as a way to clear my mind and switch off from the world. Occasionally, however, I illustrate for brands and clients professionally. Below is a selection of my favourite pieces I've done over the years.