Clare Kolat was born and bred in the wild suburbs of Cleveland, OH where she developed a love for art at an early age. While being a Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist was always a very viable fallback, Clare wanted to be an artist. She studied Illustration at the Cleveland Institute of Art. In 2012, she graduated with a BFA in Illustration with an unofficial concentration in Being Pretty Cool.
Currently, Clare works as a freelance artist and designer, as well as a creative artist for Arrow International in Cleveland, OH. She also writes and illustrates independent comics. Her one page comic entitled “Don’t Call Her Cutie Pie” was featured in Cleveland Scene’s 2016 comics issue as well as Vagabond Comics Vol 2. Her short comic “New Here” was nominated for the 2015 S.P.A.C.E. Prize.