Suzanne Larkin is an Associate Creative Director, Art Director, Designer, and Educator, who brings over 25 years of professional success from various creative environments. She has served clients at J. Walter Thompson-San Francisco, DDB Needham-Dallas, Hawkeye-Dallas, Viant Corporation, and a collection of others within the financial, manufacturing, specialty gift, telecommunications, and interactive arenas.
Suzanne is fascinated with design research and investigates the benefits of new and innovative experiential teaching methods for elementary children with dyslexia. Her collaborative study with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has received international recognition from the Design Research Society and the International Visual Literacy Association. She has presented her work at conferences hosted by the International Visual Literacy Association, and the Louisiana Reading Association. With an insatiable desire for conceptual thinking, Suzanne approaches advertising design with a playful curiosity as the mindset for creating concepts that are the core strength of any solution.
M.F.A. Visual Communication, Texas A&M University-Commerce
B.F.A. Advertising Design, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Southern Methodist University Temerlin Advertising Institute
Adjunct Lecturer, August 2012 to present
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Content Expert / Curriculum Development, May 2012 to present
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Adjunct Instructor, January 2012 to present
Adjunct Instructor, January 2008 to August 2008
Hawkeye – Dallas
Associate Creative Director, February 2004 to November 2007
Dancing Hands, Inc.
Creative Director / Ceramic Tile Manufacturing, February 1996 to present
Senior Designer, April 2000 to January 2001
Senior Art Director, September 1993 to March 1996
J. Walter Thompson USA
Art Director, November 1989 to April 1991
Southern Methodist University - Interactive Advertising Design
Texas A&M University-Commerce - Design One, Design Two, Introduction to Visual Communication
Collin College - History of Design, Basic Design
Larkin, Suzanne R. (2012), “Experiential Language Learning for Children with Dyslexia,” New Horizons in Visual Literacy: Selected Readings of the International Visual Literacy Association, 111-121.