Susan KENN

Senior Design Manager | MILLERCOORS

Susan Kenn started her design career at MWDL, a branding agency filled with talented and generous creatives…it was nirvana. But she wanted to learn more about the client side and made the leap into CPG corporate. A harmonious match transpired, partnering with marketers to explore the possibilities and navigate the creative process. She has created a broad range of brands from shampoo to lip balm to skin care to snacks. Currently at MillerCoors, developing brands and brand worlds for Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Blue Moon and Redds.

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1.)     What was your very first job? Mail room assistant at Baxter Healthcare. 2.)     Please describe, in your own words, what your job is and what work it entails. The art and science of design management is the business side of design. 3.)     How did you discover that the creative world was right for you? Was there a time in your life that you credit to this discovery? What was there train of events that brought you to where you are today?  I’m an artist at heart, creating connections thru visual communication. Growing up with 2 older brothers, our house was filled with sports logos and album covers… really cool visuals. I spent a lot of time ‘copy-drawing’ those images. During a high school field trip, to a graphic design studio and magazine publisher, I discovered that a graphic designer makes all this cool stuff and I was hooked! 4.)     In your constantly growing and expanding industry, how do you find inspiration to keep your work fresh, innovative and relevant?  I’m an advocate for the ‘art of conversation’ and stepping away from the screen…get out and have experiences. 5.)     If you had to pick one piece of work or project that you are most proud of, more for the creative work and innovation it required, rather than its recognition or industry “success,” what would it be?   Creating and building the brand world for Miller Fortune. The product failed, but the process and the team were always positive, engaged and solution focused.

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