Sue Murphy is a creative director, a think-tank founder, a previous head of design, a big picture thinker, a past partner of an agency, a being not on instagram because it’s scary how kids and people are feeling so depressed now and we really should be doing more about that, actually a very good recruiter, a strategist who leaves no stone unturned, a mac-powered designer, a better doodler than a drawer who gets away with “abstract” art painting, a voracious culture vulture, a lover of tiktok yes I am friends w/genz bet u feel old, a leader, a spreadsheet-obsessed project manager, an insane rolodex aka 2019 airtable holder, a no b.s.er., an Irish woman who provides the comedic relief and believes that since we spend more time in work than anywhere else so if we can make it enjoyable then let’s fucking do it, a human who survived some epic workplace bullying, a mentor, a gif-extraordinaire, a person who reads Harvard Business Review for fun, a gal who started coding at age 11 as there was nothing else to do and has now been doing this working thing for a long while hence she likes to switch up roles and take on new challenges alot, a soul whose goal is to inspire outside of the echo-chamber and build the best creative environment possible, a Dubliner, a Torontonian, a Philadelphian, an Amsterdamer, a New Yorker, a San Franciscan, a Portlander, a San Franciscan (again), and a New Yorker (again, now, some part of me will die here), a bad bio writer, and someone mighty impressed if you have made it to the very end of this paragraph.
Grubhub, Rebrand & Campaign
Brand design and launch campaign at Wolff Olins, New York.
Voted rebrand of the year by FastCompany.
Airbnb, Concepting, Campaign & Experience
Creative direction and experience design at Wieden+Kennedy, Portland.
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IBM, The US Open Sessions
Art direction and design for a collaboration with James Murphy to create music out of tennis data at Ogilvy NY.
D&AD Pencils, The One Show, FastCo, Rolling Stone, Wired, The Webbys.
Creative direction, playbook at Chapter, San Francisco.
Good Design is Good Business, Personal Project
A website archiving IBM design in hi-res glory.
Viral project that spread across all the design sites.
Sweets of NYC, Personal Project
A website of reviews and map of tasty sweet spots in New York.