about

Things I don’t enjoy are:
a) changing the duvet cover and
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 creative 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 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 VR and weird 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 getting back to your email.

 
 
 
 

Awards

Cannes Lion (Bronze) 
Cannes Lion (Shortlist) 
One Show (Silver) 
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

ADCC Interactive Judge
Toronto, June 2016 

Awwwards Jury
Remote, Currently 

100 Archive Jury
Remote, 2012–2015

OFFSET Speaker
Dublin, April 2015 

AAF Advertising Judge
Kansas City, January 2015

IDI Design Judge
Dublin, September 2012