Chatting with designer Susie Morrow is like talking to an old friend as her bubbly and enthusiastic personality simply shines through. Influenced by ancient cultures and mythology, each of her pieces is both carefully created and thought out.
Hello Susie, can you please just tell us a little bit more about yourself?
I grew up in a large Anglo Irish family in Newcastle in the north of England. I still live in Northumberland because I love the tranquility, but my job takes me all over the world on a very regular basis, so really, I’m a citizen of the world.
I was a science geek, well before it was trendy to be a nerd. I loved science; still do in
fact and so naturally ended up a scientist when I grew up – specializing in Chemistry.
I worked as a chemist in industry for a while, and then taught chemistry. In the background, I was working to build a software company with my partner, which ultimately we succeeded in doing and we’ve been working in this field for a long time now. I specialize in online identity and technology futures- looking at how human beings interact with technology online and how best to translate our real lives into digital ones.
However, throughout my life, from early childhood, I’ve always been fascinated by fashion and design, probably because my mother had her own dressmaking business and I used to help out in cutting out patterns, etc. I’ve never lost the love of fashion, fabric and accessories and still collect vintage and antique jewelry.