Susan Harkins is a multi-disicplinary designer originally from the state of Maine. She is the first in her family to pursue a higher education and set out to study Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh less than one month after graduating high school. She graduated with honors and the privilege of being the student commencement speaker for the graduating class of December 2010. She started her career in design in her home state designing advertising and editorial layouts for a local publishing company. Since then she has become well versed in many areas including responsive web design, dynamic print and email marketing and packaging graphics. With a healthy freelance career she has worked with many small businesses to achieve and exceed their goals from branding and apparel design to mobile scheduling and payment platforms. With a passion for creative problem solving and the tenacity to turn ideas into reality; Susan is a force for inspiration and works to foster a well rounded mindset.