Susan grew up in the design business, working her way up to partner at AKM Associates, a leading New York City design studio founded by her father in 1963. In 1992, Susan struck out on her own, launching Suka with a fresh, next-generation approach to client relationships, brand stewardship, business strategy and graphic design. Twenty years later, Suka has evolved into a full-service firm integrating marketing strategy with award-winning creative solutions.
Susan has built successful, decades-long client relationships by consistently providing experienced insights and work that produces tangible results. In addition, she shares her passion for great communications and her experience running a woman-owned business at conferences and webinars, and has been featured in various industry publications.
She is an active member of New York Women in Communications, the Financial Women’s Association, National Investor Relations Institute, the American Institute of Graphic Arts and Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and previously served on the board of directors of Women in Development. Susan a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program which is a scholarship based entrepreneurship program. Susan and Suka have received American Graphic Design Awards and Creativity Awards, and been honored by inclusion in the Black Book AR100 and HOW Magazine. Suka’s work is also in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum and the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
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