Suzanne Shade

2018 Speaker

SUZANNE SHADE is a creative director and curator, and has spent the last twenty five years imagining brand experience for startups, advertising agencies, and creative founders. Her recent work includes creative direction and brand strategy for Minted, a marketplace of independent artists, and Evelyn and Bobbie, a bra startup in Portland. She recently worked with longtime collaborator Victoria Smith of SFGirlbybay, redesigning her site and branding her new vintage shop. Previously she consulted with Goodby Silverstein and Partners, Eleven, and Team Detroit for Ford, Disney, Apple, Elizabeth Arden, and others. In 2005, Shade created The Beholder, one of the first original online art marketplaces in the US — curating a select collection of emerging contemporary art. It became the forerunner for the now expansive global affordable art prints market. Represented artists included Serena Mitnik-Miller, Lisa Congdon, Leigh Wells, Liz Russell, Michelle Blade, and Klea McKenna.

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