about

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 CLIENTS

APPLE
CHOBANI
GOOGLE
FACEBOOK
HYATT
IBM
MERCEDES BENZ
NIKE
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. 

I'm a brand lead at Wieden+Kennedy in Portland. I combine art direction, design, writing, research and strategy for companies like Google, Facebook and IBM. I work to keep w+k weird and fostering internal creative culture. I moved from a small island at the bottom of Ireland to work at places like Edenspiekermann in Amsterdam, Ogilvy & Mather New York and the SF/NYC offices of Wolff Olins.

I've a Masters in Advertising from the Savannah College of Art & Design (where I'm currently the official Advertising Mentor for the department), a first class honours BA in Visual Communications from IADT in Dublin, several multimedia certificates from nerdy summers and a diploma in Dutch.

In my spare time I can mostly be found talking about tech and ideas with my boyfriend Andrew Peet, reading, daydreaming about sweets, digesting design, painting, not making any more Tumblrs (on #18), judging award shows, mentoring students and emailing.

 
 
 
 

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