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Susannah Hainley

Art Director & Designer

San Francisco

Susannah is an art director and designer who leverages design and other forms of graphic storytelling to engage people around complex topics. Since moving to San Francisco in 2017, she has partnered with food, nonprofit, and start-up clients on a range of projects including digital products, print collateral, pitch decks, brand identities, infographics, and more.

Susannah has always believed in the power of design as a tool for change. As the Senior Designer at the firm Red Rooster Group, she helped nonprofits increase their reach through effective brand strategy and design. Later, she was proud to help fund important journalism as part of a digital advertising revolution at The New York Times. As the Senior Art Director of T Brand Studio, the Times’s branded content studio, she oversaw the creation of hundreds of best-in-class brand stories which earned T Brand “Hottest in Native Advertising” from Adweek in 2015 and 2016. It was there that she honed her skills in digital interactive design, UX, and data visualization and worked with clients like Google, Nest, Ford, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Capital One, and more.

In addition to teaching a variety of visual design courses, bootcamps, and workshops at General Assembly and serving on the Product Advisory Board, Susannah is also a life-long learner and is currently in the process of obtaining her Master’s degree in Food Studies from University of the Pacific (where she is merging her passions for design and food). She is also an avid roller skater, and skated with one of the world's top roller derby leagues in NYC under the name “Bruisannah.”

In recognition of her exemplary service in the classroom, Susannah has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program.

Upcoming:

Visual Design 101

Visual Design 101

In this hands-on introductory workshop, learn the basics of visual communication by applying Photoshop’s powerful functions to digital product design.

7
Tue, 7 May 6:00 - 9:00pm PDT
Visual Design Bootcamp

Visual Design Bootcamp

Bring your own digital designs to life in this hands-on session that teaches the fundamentals of design theory and practice.

24
Fri, 24 May 10:00 - 5:00pm PDT
Visual Design 101

Visual Design 101

In this hands-on introductory workshop, learn the basics of visual communication by applying Photoshop’s powerful functions to digital product design.

4
Tue, 4 June 6:00 - 9:00pm PDT
Visual Design Bootcamp

Visual Design Bootcamp

Bring your own digital designs to life in this hands-on session that teaches the fundamentals of design theory and practice.

14
Fri, 14 June 10:00 - 5:00pm PDT
Visual Design Bootcamp

Visual Design Bootcamp

Bring your own digital designs to life in this hands-on session that teaches the fundamentals of design theory and practice.

25
Tue, 25 June 10:00 - 5:00pm PDT

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Visual Design Bootcamp

Visual Design Bootcamp

Bring your own digital designs to life in this hands-on session that teaches the fundamentals of design theory and practice.

16 Times

Visual Design 101

Visual Design 101

In this hands-on introductory workshop, learn the basics of visual communication by applying Photoshop’s powerful functions to digital product design.

13 Times

Visual Design

Visual Design

In this 8-week part-time or 1-week accelerated course, students learn the tools, theory, and practical techniques needed to create visually stunning designs.

3 Times

LGBTQ+ in Tech Panel

LGBTQ+ in Tech Panel

Listen and celebrate LGBTQ people in the General Assembly network.

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