Susannah is a San Francisco-based designer, graphic storyteller, and design educator. She believes in using design as a tool for change, a focus that started early in her career at a branding and marketing firm for nonprofits. This passion later led her to The New York Times, where she helped fund important journalism and set new digital advertising standards as senior art director for T Brand, The Times’ award-winning in-house branded content studio. Today, she leads projects for nonprofits, start-ups, and small businesses, ranging from digital and presentation design to content and brand strategy. Susannah also received her M.A. in Food Studies in 2020, and is currently merging her passion for food and design by writing and illustrating a graphic novel about birthday cake.
Susannah has been teaching visual design at GA since 2017. Since then, she has contributed to both the UX and visual design curricula and developed several design-related workshops and bootcamps; she is also a member of GA's Visual Design Product Advisory Board.
In recognition of her exemplary service in the classroom, Susannah has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program.
Visual Design Bootcamp: Bring Your Ideas to Life
In this hands-on bootcamp dive into the world of design covering the essential principles and software visual designers use to create effective work across today’s media landscape.
Visual Design Bootcamp
Bring your own digital designs to life in this hands-on session that teaches the fundamentals of design theory and practice.
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.
Design a Better Presentation Deck
Learn how how basic design principles can be used to strengthen your deck layout and enhance its effectiveness.
Gain indispensable visual design skills in this 8-week evening or 1-week accelerated course, on campus or online.
Visual Design Remote (Online)
Gain indispensable user experience design skills in this 8-week evening or 1-week accelerated course, on campus or online.
Instructor Summit 2019
How might General Assembly’s Distinguished Faculty, and by extension our entire Expert Network, drive that mission for our learners and ourselves?
FEMA — Great Presentations + Persuasive Communication
Custom delivery for FEMA team.
LGBTQ+ in Tech Panel
Listen and celebrate LGBTQ people in the General Assembly network.
The Freelance Designer Portfolio: Insights and Perspectives
Join this discussion that will breakdown the ins and outs of a design portfolio and share experiences and best practices to make sure your portfolio hits all the right marks.
Beyond the Label: A Conversation & Wine Tasting
Join us to explore how the people, design aesthetic, and personality behind a brand extends beyond its label.
VIS Workshop for UXDI
Visual Design fundamentals for UX Design Immersive grads
Visual Design for UXDI - SF
Visual Design Bootcamp for UXDI Alumni (SF)