about stuff

Things I don’t enjoy are:
a) changing the duvet cover
b) writing my bio 

 

SAY HELLO

sue@howsueisnow.com
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I'm Sue.
Liam Neeson and I have one thing in common: we’re both Irish. 

 
 

SELECT BILL PAYERS:
APPLE
CHOBANI
KFC
GOOGLE
GRUBHUB
FACEBOOK
HYATT
IBM
MERCEDES BENZ
NIKE
SAMSUNG
STARBUCKS

 

Then we’re opposites. I’m 5’2.5”, he’s 6’4”, and unlike his character in Taken where he has a very particular set of skills — I have a very broad set of skills. 

At Wieden+Kennedy Portland I lead very talented and lovely teams for big ass global brands. I enjoy nerding out on research and insights, figure out strategy, pondering words, getting insanely into all and every type of design (experience, service, graphic, visual), create tech and making badass brands. Whatever it takes I'm up for it or find what needs to be done <3

Beyond client work, the other equally weighted side of the coin is I build upon the creative culture of w+k, grow teams and morale, and develop new ways of working with a big streak of new business.

To hop on the way back machine, I'm originally from a small island off the bottom of Ireland. My Dad said I came free in a box of Cornflakes. I have yet to see proof of this. Due to spending most of my youth on a computer, I've ended up with several multimedia certificates from nerdy summers, a first class honours BA degree in Visual Communications from IADT in Dublin, a scholarship to attend the Savannah College of Art & Design where I received a MA in Advertising (where I'm currently the official Advertising Mentor for the department) and a diploma in Dutch. Ja. 

Since then I've lived for several years in places like Amsterdam (yes I have a Dutch-style bike), NYC and SF, working at agencies such as Ogilvy, Edenspiekermann and Wolff Olins. It makes me full-body cringe to talk about, but I've been named one of PRINT's 15 under 30 New Visual Artists, gotten some Cannes Lions, D&AD Pencils, have an Extraordinary Ability Alien Visa (Justin Bieber has it too) and a few mentions here and there.

Something that reveals a bit of my personality: I get up at a very early time every day to consume the internet and take classes at Yale for a few hours before work. My spare time is mostly spent talking about ideas with my other half Andrew Peet, reading, daydreaming about sweets, digesting design, telling our puppy to stop eating that, making weird shit and not making any more Tumblrs (on #18), judging award shows, and mentoring students and finally finishing by bio.

 
 
 
 

Awards

Cannes Lions (Bronze) 
Cannes Lion (Shortlist) 
One Show (4) 
One Show (Bronze) 
One Show Merits (X3) 
One Show (Interactive) 
One Show (Craft) 
One Show (Collateral) 
New Visual Artist (15 Under 30)

D&AD Graphite Pencil Brand
D&AD Graphite Pencil Digital
Webbys (1 SOTY, x5 Noms) 
Clio Awards (Silver) 
ECHOs (Silver) 
London IA (Campaign, Finalist)
London IA (Art Direction, Bronze) 
Google Creative Sandbox
Effie (Silver)

Command X (2011, 2nd Place) 
ADDY Awards (Gold) 
CSS Design Awards
Wiley Design Award (2nd Place) 
SCADY Awards (Gold) 
SCADY Awards (Silver) 
SCAD Honors Award
SCAD Opportunity Scholarship
ISTD Awarded Membership

 
 

Judging
& Speaking

Cannes Future Lions
April 2017

ADCC Interactive
Toronto, June 2016

Awwwards
2016–2017

100 Archive Jury
Remote, 2012–2015

AAF Advertising
Kansas City, Jan 2015

IDI Design
Dublin, Sep 2012

No Sharp Stuff: Wieden+Kennedy
Savannah College of Art & Design
April 2017

Sue is Not Don Draper
Savannah College of Art & Design
Jan 2017

OFFSET Speaker
Dublin, April 2015

Student Visits
Amsterdam, 2012