A little bit about SMACK Design
Susan Mackell began her artistic career as a toddler armed only with a thick, permanent, black marker, which she used to ‘decorate’ the back of her bedroom door. After a stern talking to and a slap on the wrist, she quickly moved onto scribbling in her school books, drawing portraits of her chickens and colouring in the white patches of her dog.
Susan loves to observe the world around her, and has built SMACK Design through a love of creativity, art, and following years of experience, curiosity and observation about what it means to effectively capture an audience, particularly in today’s highly visual and fast moving world.
SMACK Design is based in Canberra where Susan was born, where she spent her childhood and where she returned after high school to attend college, university, work and to further her experience and studies of interior design, drafting, mapping, media arts and graphic design.
Susan has always been involved in a wide range of creative outlets, including music, theatre, writing, glass work, jewellery making, interior design, screen printing, fashion, art and more. The desire to create with imagination and passion, is simply engrained.
Experience and studies over the past 20 years have provided Susan with a unique blend of skills, covering graphic design, illustration, media arts, photography, animation, communications, technical drawing, map creation, 3D modelling, interior and sustainable design. Susan draws on this experience to give a broad insight into every project, with attention to the details and to the big picture.
At SMACK Design, we believe in clever and creative thinking, along with skill, knowledge and awareness of the ever-changing world and the ways we communicate. We have worked with large corporations, government, small business, bands, festivals, events and charities. We bring passion, skill, understanding and knowledge to every job, and we work with you to help you communicate your message in a unique and yet practical way.
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