Sue learned that graphic design existed by reading Rolling Stone magazine in the late 80's and early 90's, wondering why stories about Axl Rose and Sinéad O'Conner looked so vastly different. Her curiosity of the visual world continued to grow during many visits to The Art Institute of Chicago–trips spent lost in thought as to why different paintings looked the way they did.
Currently, Sue is a Creative Director at SYPartners, where design and strategy are used as tools to help clients through transformations. She leads the design of consulting projects, collaborating with her teams in all phases of work–setting the vision, developing concepts and formalizing expressions. Additionally, she mentors and advises designers along each step of their journeys. Previously, she worked with Milton Glaser, as a Senior Art Director, for almost a decade on identity design, packaging, environmental design, book design, campaign development and product design.
She teaches in the MFA Design and Continuing Education Departments at School of Visual Arts. Sue has lectured and given workshops at Columbia University, School of Visual Arts, St. Francis University, CUNY Hostos, West Point and Avenues. She has written about design for the Observer and has juried design competitions for D&AD, DPI and NJADC.
Sue believes design, as a profession, is limitless–as it shapes our understanding of ideas, of culture and the world.