About Me

I am a native North Carolinian, and have been designing for over 15 years. I love desing in all aspects whether just updating a small blog, or an entire corporate hi-nav re-design. Design for me is truly loosing yourself in someone else's mind and delivering an idea into reality.

Contact Details

Clara Monroe
(919) 322-8156


Mount Olive University

Master in Business Administration Candidate May 2016

I am currently pursuing my MBA at the Univerity of Mount Olive. Offered through the University of Mount Olive's Robert L. Tillman School of Business, the fully online MBA program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the global economy. Our MBA program of study is unique in that its focus remains on creating synergies in business relationships as well as emphasizing the importance of ethical business practices. Students are able to build competencies that create win-win relationships that benefit all stakeholders: customers, employees, investors, suppliers, and communities. Our program may be the ideal way to orient yourself to the emerging business paradigm, while allowing you to advance your career at a time and setting convenient for your busy lifestyle.

University of Mount Olive

B.S. Degree in Business Administration: Computer Information Systems December 2008

I have my Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Computer Information Systems. I am passionate about the improvement of business functions with smarter more detailed processes. I am excited to gain even more insight into the field as I pursue my MBA.


Cisco Systems, Inc

Global Contingent Worker PM April 2015 - Present

I am so fortunate to have the amazing opportunity to join the Global Procurement Services team. My primar duties are to:

  • Provides program level support for processes, tools, interfaces, communications, change management, and financial operations associated with the hiring of contingent workers and the on-boarding of their vendors
  • Assist in the operationalization and expansion of the C-Worker program globally
  • Drive for process improvements, improved vendor relationships, and increased customer experience and satisfaction
  • Drive measurable improvements across the enterprise

GP Strategies Corp

Senior Team Lead Financial Services Group November 2009 - March 2015

The opportunity to work for GP Stategies Corp afforded me so many opportunities and allowed me to chart my own path. A few of my job duties included:

  • Track and monitor spending throughout each quarter to ensure spending is on track with budget plan
  • Monitor and track invoicing of all purchase orders to ensure spend is on schedule and for correct amount
  • Consult with individual contributors on accruals to ensure proper funding is available for vendor invoices
  • Escalate under/over spend request to Talent Management leadership
  • Report quarter end daily change beginning at workday - 10 to monitor quarter close
  • Maintain bi-weekly 1 on 1 meeting with each team member to monitor progress and assist with questions/concerns
  • Monitor service level agreements(SLA’s) and ensure clients are receiving work in timely fashion
  • Point of contact to any new clients on services offered, pricing, and SLA’s
  • Track ongoing list of Global supplier network including over 10,000 suppliers in over 90 internal entities
  • Provide issue resolution and risk management solutions for team and clients
  • Provide Strategic/Operational Planning for clients and management team
  • Deliver technical and operational support for team, clients and vendors
  • Presented to current and potential clients the benefits of the team and the services we are able to provide
  • Create reports to chart activity and benchmark success of open work as well as quarterly spend


Every designer has a unique process they follow, but we all use some common tools. I am constantly trying to learn new and creative ways to design, but the tools below are absolutely critical for my personal process.

  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • Wordpress
  • Photoshop
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • jQuery

Get In Touch.

We would absolutely love to hear from you. We encourage feedback about the site, our clients, or just general inquiries. Please send all messages to: info@DesignsbyMonroe.com