We are very excited to introduce our new management member Susan Newman
Brand Visibility Expert — Award Winning Designer —
Visual Footprint Mentor — Speaker — Author — Environmentalist
Susan Newman is a brand visibility designer and visual footprint expert. Since 1994, Susan Newman Design, Inc. has built a reputation for developing award-winning, innovative, branding design, quality print marketing and creative, functionally sound web solutions throughout the United States and abroad. SNDI designs for entrepreneurs, small businesses, start-ups, and international corporations. Susan is the founder and host of Broadcast Louder, an online educational webinar series for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and the host of Suzy Brandtastic, an internet radio show. Susan is also the co-founder of Frogs Are Green, LLC, an environmental awareness organization.
1994-present, Founder / CEO
Susan Newman Design, INC. • Phone: 201.420.8205
Expert Blogger for these websites:
Favorite Quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Ghandi
Susan Newman is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration. She has a certificate in web design from New School University.
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 1000 books 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 is the host of Suzy Brandtastic – A 30 minute radio show interviewing other entrepreneurs and small business owners. Talkshoe radio and catalogued in iTunes.
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 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 lead 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.
Speaking engagements for 2013 include: NAWBO Pittsburgh (3/22/13); Panel expert at BookExpo-Javits Center (uPublishU) (6/1/13); 6/8/13 – Writers’ Conference & Intensives at Hunter College, NY. Self-Publishing Panel Moderated by Betty Sargent, Bookworks. Class series on Brand Visibility to Hudson County Coalition in Hudson County, NJ.
She has been interviewed in print and on the radio about branding, marketing, design, Frogs Are Green and Broadcast Louder’s webinar series. She is a guest blogger for the New York Etsy Group, Circle Marketing, YourTango, 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.
“Susan has helped me take my business and expertise to the next level. She created my ideal website by easily translating my vision into something real and tangible. What I didn’t know at the time I hired her, was how much she knew about SEO and that alone has increased the amount of opt-ins I get. Customers can now find me! Susan also designed my book cover and it has gotten tons of compliments. Susan has many strengths but the thing that stands out the most to me is how extraordinary she is at customer service. She responds and will work tirelessly until things are right. Run, don’t walk, to hire Susan!”
— Julie Steelman, Selling Mentor & Bankability Guru, JulieSteelman.com, author of The Effortless Yes!
“Susan Newman has an innate ability to unearth your visual brand and capture your brilliance as a business owner. Plus, she has super powers when it comes to getting discovered online using search engine optimization. That is a dynamite combination that rocks my world!”
— Lisa Steadman, Woohoo, Inc.
“If you look up the word “professionalism” in the dictionary the definition will be Susan Newman. She is a wonderful designer who keeps current with all of the latest information and tools available, which in turn enables her to present her clients with the best solutions for their particular project. Our collaboration as art director (Susan) and designer (myself) turned our project into an award winning book jacket. Whenever I find myself in a technical and creative jam, I know that a phone call to Susan will get me through. Her cheerful and expert advice is always a breath of fresh creative air. If you are thinking of working with her, the best advice I can give is “do not hesitate”. You will absolutely get the results you are searching for.”
— Lon Kirschner, Kirschner Caroff Design Inc.
“Please accept this testimonial on our experience with your firm serving a graphic design vendor. It is safe to say that we have been extremely pleased with SNDI on a number of different levels. Your responsiveness is exemplary – whether we are asking you to start new projects, or directing major changes or small tweaks to existing projects, you have consistently responded right away, kept us up-to-date on progress, and been a pleasure to work with. What’s more, your creative skills have matched up well with our own visions for what we have tried to accomplish. And in those rare instances where there was a meaningful difference between our vision and yours, you have displayed a collaborative manner, thoughtfully taking on-board what we were seeking to accomplish. Finally, we have found your pricing to be fair and reasonable. As our business continues to grow and evolve, I am confident that we will also continue to work closely with you and your firm. We look forward to a continued mutually beneficial relationship.
— Howard B. Eisen, Managing Director, FletcherBennett & FB Lake LLC
“Susan is dynamic, professional and extremely creative. She took my “old school” web site and turned it into an informative, eye catching state of the art entity. Our monthly newsletters, created by Susan, provide our customers with much needed information in a concise, well organized format. She is a pleasure to work with, afffordable in these unsettling economic times, and quick to respond to our needs. By hiring Susan we placed our whole graphic design and web site department in her very capable hands, and are we glad we did.”
—Sheryl Santi Luks, President, Santi Express, Inc.
“…both of my companies have enjoyed Susan’s design professionalism; wonderful work that absolutely and clearly reflects the intentions and instructions of the client, uncompromising attention to detail, a collaborative process, timeliness of product, and reasonable cost.”
— Florence Pape, President, Florence Pape Legal Search & Director of Development, Hudson Theatre Ensemble
“Working with Susan on my visual broadcasting was like having a trusted friend, with a TON of design and marketing expertise, walk me through each step of my business’s image and marketing plan. I was overwhelmed and exhausted when I came to her. From finding the most compelling name for my service, and how to visually organize it on my website, to how to market it to attract clients, I was confused. Susan helped me find solutions to each of these pieces in a caring, step-by-step, and straightforward way. With her guidance and by following her plan, I now know how I want to present myself and what strategies I’ll use to get the word out. Susan not only helped me create my visual identity, she helped me wade through the marketing options to find what is best for my business, and we created a plan to achieve greater visibility and attract more clients. I am amazed by how many pieces of my business Susan was able to knowledgeably advise me on. I was feeling overwhelmed in my business when I began working with Susan, but with the plan we created, I now feel excited and energized.”
— Darcy Skye Holoweski, www.darcyskye.com
“As a copywriter and marketer I was especially impressed with the visual broadcasting process. It is so well thought out and thorough that Susan and I were able to take my branding to a whole new level. Visually, we developed a strong color palette by expanding upon my company colors and created a strategic plan for building my website and creating my other marketing materials. Susan showed me how each marketing decision would impact on design and vice versa. Working with a designer who really “gets” strategic integration of message and visuals was actually exhilarating. Susan proved a true collaborator. She is a joy to work with and her ability to explain it all in “English” is refreshing.
Susan is also a great go-to person on social media. She had some wonderful insights about the newer networking sites and how to use them to kick-up my marketing and promotional activities.”
— Miriam Cohen, Miriam Cohen Consulting – Marketing That Motivates, Copy That Convinces