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  • a dandelion seed; nature’s pom pom
  • to dream; to wish; to go where the wind takes you
  • origin: Eloise-speak 2007

{An art & design studio in the North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne Australia}


Hello! I’m Susannah and I have too many books need more bookshelves! I live and work in Briar Hill, North East of Melbourne.

I’ve always enjoyed making and creating, collecting and dreaming. I am a bower bird by nature. I’ve always collected something. Bookshops, op-shops (thrift shops), markets & antique stores – I can never resist a fossick! I have a keen interest in social history and a growing collection of ‘found’ and ‘vernacular’ photography – trips to the seaside, fairs and fetes, fancy dress balls, fashion, roller skating, reading in the garden, picnics, waterfalls and cups of tea! I can’t always pinpoint what draws me to a photograph. Sometimes it’s as simple as the person gazing back at me in black and white ‘speaking to me’, and I am transported into another world.

Growing up I used to imagine being an artist, a fashion designer, a writer, a band photographer – always something with a creative heart. Upon graduating university I quickly found my niche as a Book Designer, and over the years have had the pleasure of working in the Publishing Industry with some wonderfully talented people. Living and breathing books is pretty special!

I am always looking for that creative buzz and in 2019 I have been busy completing a visual arts immersion year at the Northern College of Arts and Technology (the course is even called ‘Create’ – serendipitous right?) It’s been a really special experience with a wonderful bunch of like minds – painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, photography – that creative spark is well and truly ignited!


I have a Bachelor of Design: Visual Communication (with honours) Majoring in Photomedia and I have been actively working in the publishing industry as a Book Designer for over two decades. I freelance from my studio in Briar Hill. To read more about the design services I offer and to view my folio pop across here:


Thanks for stopping by!
Don’t hesitate to get in touch or leave a comment if you see something that piques your interest. I am always keen to connect with like minded folk.