Hello & welcome

As if you haven’t guessed already – I’m Suzanne. I’ve been obsessed with pictures for as long as I can remember. As a child, I was happiest when I was either drawing pictures or taking photographs, and that hasn’t changed! but, thankfully technology has moved on somewhat since I was given a Kodak disc camera for my 7th birthday.

Now, I’m a Graphic Designer with over 20 years’ experience in creating commercial designs, artwork and visual communication. A selection of recent projects can be found in the portfolio section below. For information about my qualifications, skills and experience please see my LinkedIn profile. I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Photography in 2014, having returned to studying to see what was possible when I bring together my love of photography and my design skills. In one module, I chose to explore how to visually communicate climate change from a child’s perspective.

Since doing my PostGrad Certificate I’ve been busy. Too busy to keep my website updated regularly, so bear with me while as I do that during the course of 2018! And if someone could tell me where time seems to disappear to I’d be interested to know…

I’m a social media butterfly. I flitting between the various platforms looking for something that catches my eye. I’m addicted to Pinterest! To see the full scale of my addiction visit my collection of boards. Or, find me on Twitter as @visualsumo.

Thanks to my daughter, I’ve now got several years’ experience of chalkboard scribbling, sticking and finger painting  – although, in reality, it is more like full body painting! In return, I’ve gained an understanding of art and photography from an 8-year-old art critic’s point of view!

When we aren’t creating we’re out-and-about in nature exploring, going for a swim, messing about in the garden, listening to music, or rummaging around flea markets and charity shops looking for things that might spark an idea for a creative project or just hunting for vintage buttons. And if we aren’t doing any of that, chances are we are cooking, eating or drinking tea, or any combination of the three.

My daughter and I at Butterfly World in Hertfordshire

Recent blog articles

May is #VasculitisAwarenessMonth

May is #VasculitisAwarenessMonth. What is Vasculitis? Vasculitis is a collection of 18 diseases that all have one thing in common – inflammation of the blood vessels. The inflammation happens because the immune system is attacking itself. All of these diseases... read more

e-Luminate Festival 2017

Last night was cold – bone-chillingly cold! especially whilst I was clinging to some metal railing to get a shot of Kings College Chapel. And it wasn’t much warmer down by the river at Quayside… The 2 photos above are of an installation called On The... read more

I agree with Guy…

In this week’s Riverford newsletter Guy Watson talks about the re-branding of Riverford and their veg box: “It is indisputable that most decisions are emotional and images are hugely powerful influencers in that process; words, facts and arguments are just... read more

Prince

We’ve lost one of the world’s most talent musician – RIP Prince. This was my entry into today’s ‘One Minute Brief‘ (One Rule//One Minute//Create an Ad) challenge on twitter – to create a #PrinceRIP posters.  ... read more

Winter Lights at Anglesey Abbey

Here’s a taster of the Winter Lights event that is on at Anglesey Abbey. I am working here at the moment and was lucky enough to wander around with my camera before the crowds arrived. It was amazing to see a place I know so well looking so... read more

Exit through the gift shop

It wasn’t until I’d taken a trip to Dismaland over the summer that I became aware of this film. Although it wasn’t quite what I was excepting, it is was worth a watch. And as always with Banksy’s work it raise more questions that it... read more

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