Sue Walsh was born in Oak Park, Illinois, a little town bordering the West side of Chicago. She learned what graphic design was by studying the spreads of 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. Sue earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MFA in Design from School of Visual Arts.

She currently is a Creative Director at SYPartners and is Faculty at School of Visual Arts. Previously, she worked with Milton Glaser for almost a decade and has a continued independent practice for 15 years. In addition to practicing in the field of design, Sue is a co-founder and Managing Partner of The Water Table, a dinner boat in New York Harbor she owns with her wife, Capt. Kelli Farwell.