Hi, I'm Claire. Nice to meet you.

It was about five years ago I downloaded Instagram, racked up a monstrous phone bill and was totally hooked. Together with Igers South Africa, I pioneered an Instagram community in Grahamstown, building around a shared passion for photography. We did loads of instawalks and put together some cool exhibitions. 

In 2014, I was featured on Instagram, and things exploded, with my following growing to around 70 000. People started asking for input - How should we grow our following? Is Instagram any good for business? And Won't you come and help our team get a better understanding of what this is all about? 

And so Bearista was born, out of desire to help South African businesses understand the unique opportunities Instagram offers within the social media environment. Working with creative business owners has opened up some other wonderful opportunities, which all revolve around creating beautiful online spaces. So now I build elegant, clean Squarespace websites, and a range of eCommerce sites. 


Drop me a line on clairebrear@gmail.com, or fill in the form below. 

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