Branding, Brand Visibility Expert — Award Winning Book Designer — Visual Presence Mentor — Speaker — Blogger — Environmentalist
Susan Newman, award winning branding and brand visibility designer, book cover and interior book designer. Since 1994, Susan Newman Design, Inc. (Branding You Better!) has built a reputation for developing award-winning, innovative, branding design, and creative, functionally sound web solutions throughout the United States and abroad. Susan designs for creative entrepreneurs, authors and writers, small businesses, start-ups, and international corporations.
Favorite Quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Ghandi
In her early career, she worked as an art director and graphic designer for various book publishing companies in New York City including Penguin and Macmillan. She has designed over a 1000 book covers in most genres. Her book design work is represented in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Susan has received numerous awards in graphic and website design from organizations and publications including the Art Directors Club of New York, Desi, Graphis, the Print Regional Design Annual, The Society of Illustrators, and Graphic Design USA.
Susan founded Broadcast Louder, a webinar series for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Susan is an entrepreneur, brand visibility and visual footprint strategist on a mission to help other creatives and entrepreneurs be as skilled in developing their brand, learning to market and promote their businesses, as they are in creating and developing their products and services. She hosts and celebrates the guest speakers who join in for the “Creativity + Abundance” webinar series, and together they share the most important aspects of running a business, from branding and building the right type of website and e-commerce, to knowing how to sell effectively and build a fan base in social media.
Susan now has an internet radio show on Talkshoe called, “Suzy Brandtastic” Interview Series. The episodes are each week and is currently catalogued in iTunes.
Susan has always been attracted to organizations and green initiatives that will help the planet. She has donated her design work to a variety of organizations, including the Hoboken 9/11 Memorial Committee, Hoboken Jubilee Center for Children, Central Avenue Special Improvement District (Jersey City Heights), Actors Shakespeare Company at New Jersey City University, Hudson Theatre Ensemble, Chameleon Theatre Company Ltd, Planet Cents, Eco Libris, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Central and South Jersey), and Project SOAR.
Susan led a panel discussion “Brand Recognition vs Killer Content” at Internet Week NY 2012, having won the “impact” category of the Make the Stage Panel competition. In 2011 at Savor the Success’s Rock the World in NYC, she was an expert on a social media panel. She has been interviewed in print and on the radio about branding, marketing, design, Frogs Are Green and Broadcast Louder’s webinar series.
Speaking engagements for 2013 include: NAWBO Pittsburgh (3/22/13) and Hob’Art, a co-operative gallery (4/17/13) on “Brand Visibility and Consistency.” Panel expert at BookExpo-Javits Center (uPublishU) (6/1/13); Panel expert on 6/8/13 at Hunter College, Writers’ Conference with Bookworks; Class series begins on 6/11/13 on Brand Visibility and Consistency for the Hudson County Coalition in Hudson County, NJ.
Susan is currently working on a collaborative book project to be published soon.
Susan is a guest blogger for Udemy on brand visibility, New York Etsy Group, Circle Marketing, YourTango, Master Brand Game Plan and Social Buzz Club.
Susan co-founded FROGS ARE GREEN LLC, to increase awareness about the massive worldwide amphibian decline (up to one-third of species are threatened with extinction). Because frogs are an indicator species of a healthy environment, she hopes to spread the message that healthy frogs mean a healthy planet for all.