One specialty of hers is research-heavy academic written works that require curating information to produce a comprehensive cohesive account of a subject. In addition to more formal pieces, she has experience writing about artists with the purpose of promoting their work and can write in a more abstract, creative way.
Susanna has the most knowledge surrounding topics like philosophy, art history, visual arts, the film industry and enjoys exploring subjects such as mental health and the impact of social media and rapidly advancing technology.
During Susanna's time in her undergraduate program, she focused on creative writing, film production, and other visual art mediums. In addition to creative writing, she wrote research papers, like a proposal for an interactive learning experience at a museum exhibition and the power of art therapy in refugee camps. Writing scripts and storyboards was an important part of the filmmaking process and she incorporated her creative writing pieces into her signature comics she created digitally. She built her technical skills and became proficient in the Adobe programs Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Through Susanna's published articles, she focuses on many aspects of spirituality, whether it be an individual artist who incorporated an element of it or a philosophy that encompassed the spiritual world. Her creative writing pieces primarily revolve around spirituality as well, exploring the realms that are invisible to the human eye. Some of these written works are executed in a blog-style, where she combines a stream-of-consciousness technique with concretely-formed thoughts and beliefs based on presented evidence-based knowledge. Others are created in a more fluid way, which parallels the ambiguous topic that spirituality is to begin with.
A large focus when writing/editing the press kit for the established artist was exploring her position as a visually impaired, African-American woman artist. Her disability and these parts of her identity shape who she is as a person and a creator, and have led to challenges that are important to discuss. Susanna is an advocate for disability rights and is passionate about enlivening discourse surrounding mental health. Although she has limited professional experience writing about these topics, they often are interwoven into her creative writing pieces and she carries deep knowledge as someone who has suffered herself.
As an independent producer and director of short films and a film analyst for a data entertainment company, Susanna is knowledgeable about movies and the film industry. While performing quality assurance on genomic coded analyzed films in the company's database, she thoroughly researches the films and the history behind them (associated art movements, the director's story, etc.) and outlines a comprehensive account of all the elements that lead to the final product. Through the articles she's written, she also explores subjects like Italian Neorealism in film and iconic figures like title sequence designer Saul Bass.
Susanna's process for writing articles begins with generating the idea and concept, then proceeds to researching relevant information from credible sources, then concludes with compiling the research into a well-organized and clear outline of the subject being explored. She has worked with a few different publishers, which has provided her experience with adjusting her work based on their unique needs and desires. She has experience writing strictly factual accounts as well as articles that integrate a more subjective perspective with consideration of the audience within the specific context.
This content defined as "Other" describes Susanna's ability to promote the products and creations of an individual through writing and editing. She worked directly with the LA-based well-established assemblage artist Dominique Moody. The projects that they collaborated on were significant because it provided Susanna with hands-on experience supporting a client and their needs. They shared in-depth, lengthy phone meetings, discussing the revisions Susanna made, which were beyond just proofreading. By listening to the artist's extensive stories and wisdom she spoke of, Susanna was able to add meaningful segments to the preexisting written parts of the document. This enhanced the piece by portraying a more true depiction of the artwork and the woman behind it.