Hey, I'm Clara, I live in Brighton and I do web stuff. I think it's very important for a website layout to work well with the content and have high usability but a nice aesthetic is great as well.
When I'm not at work, I enjoy playing musical instruments and creating computer games. I currently play football and enjoy team sports and rock climbing. Also, I have recently begun teaching myself how to sew.
I have been attending Codebar—a non-profit initiative which runs programming workshops--for three years both a student, and, more recently, as a tutor. I have enjoyed both teaching and learning. I love that the web development industry is constantly evolving and that there is a culture of sharing new knowledge. I also love that web development mixes technical work with creative design, and can be independent or collaborative.
Thanks to Brighton’s great technology scene I have attended multiple conferences, talks and game jams.
This Bookkeeping website was built without a CMS but after it was finished I added in some extra CSS selectors to make it editable in PageLime (now discontinued) after it was finished.
I created this CodePen Pen of an interactive spinning windmill logo as an option for the navigational bar of the Bookkeeping website above. In the end we went with a static logo—based on the Round Hill windmill that was dismantled just over a century ago in 1913—but I liked how it turned out.
Hover your cursor over (or click on) the windmill to see its sails spin. View the HTML and CSS code by clicking the tabs on the left.
Click here or on the windmill image above to view the pen on the Codepen website. Once there try clicking on the windmill to see its sails spin.
I've taken part in four game jams. The following are two of the games that I was involved in making:
I was part of a group who created ‘Brituals’ a ‘British-themed cross-dimensional social awkwardness simulacrum’ at the 2016 Global Game Jam. The jam's theme was 'ritual'.
Play 'Brituals' right here (works best on large screens), or click here to play 'Brituals' full-screen.
At the 2017 Global Game Jam, the theme was 'waves'. I co-created 'Wave or Waive', a game about this common dilemma:
Someone is waving at you. Or are they waving at someone behind you? It would be embarrassing if you waved back like an idiot. This is a difficult choice and you only have a split second to make it.
Click the widget above to download and play 'Wave or Waive'!
Below are some of the logos I have designed.
Click on the images below to view my other artwork.
These Twitterbots were created with Cheap Bots, Done Quick! and are coded in a language called Tracery. Not created for any particular reason other than my own amusement, and to experiment with something new.
A Midsummer's Giraffe's Dream - A Unity game which can be played in Firefox. Very experimental. Don't judge...
Mallardies - An Operatic Ducks mini-game - video preview.
Dad Joke: The Twine Game - The best dad-joke simulator experience until recently when Game Grumps stole the crown with 'Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator'. :(
A Penguin Named Squish - A Twine game made in a 90 minute Twine Jam. Half-finished because I realised someone has already written a book about a penguin who wants to fly. Alas.
An elephant/hat-based birthday card - HTML + CSS + JS. Very WIP.