Clara Ilena

Freelance Digital Designer and Illustrator

Cape Town, South Africa
Hi there! I am a UI/UX Interaction Designer and ocational Illustration Artist originally from Cape Town, South Africa. I've worked in award-winning advertising agencies, freelanced for clients all over the world and have illustrated for some supercool brands and start-up apps. I am a traveller by nature currently exploring the beautiful city of Dubai.

Work Experience


Digital Art Director

October 2016 - Present United Arab Emirates

M&C Saatchi

Digital Designer

January 2015 - October 2016 United Arab Emirates

Interim Collective

Freelance Digital Designer & Illustration Artist

January 2014 - December 2014 South Africa

Advantage Y&R

Graphic Designer

February 2012 - December 2013 Windhoek, Namibia

DV8 Saatchi & Saatchi

Jnr. Graphic Designer

February 2010 - January 2012 Windhoek, Namibia


Graphic Designer / Part Owner

NGO - A collaboration of creative people using their awesome skills to help those in need
January 2009 - January 2014 South Africa


Friends Of Design

Higher Certificate in Web Publishing & Interactive Media

Languages: HTML5/CSS3, jQuery/JavaScript
January 2014 - Present Cape Town, South Africa

AAA School Of Advertising

B.A. Visual Communication specializing in Graphic Design

January 2007 - December 2009 Cape Town, South Africa

AAA School Of Advertising

Diploma Marketing Management

January 2007 - December 2009 Cape Town, South Africa


German (Fluent),
English (Fluent),
Afrikaans (Native),


Loerie Advertising Awards

Outdoor & Collateral Media




Art Direction, Illustration, Photography, Web Design, Animation, Front-end Design, Front-End Development, Graphic Design, Motion-graphics, UI/UX,