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Suzanne McKenzie

CEO at AbleMade
Suzanne McKenzie

Suzanne is Founder and CEO of Able Made, an active lifestyle brand that inspires healthy living and combines bold design with responsible manufacturing and giving back. An award-winning creative director/designer by trade, she is passionate about using design and collaboration to make the world a better place.

Prior to launching Able Made, Suzanne spent 18 years in the advertising and design consultancy worlds for numerous national and global brands at Arnold Worldwide and Continuum. As a Creative Director, Design and Strategy Consultant, she has worked on retail projects at MoMA, as well as projects for Tom Ford, FEED Projects, Supergoop with Maria Sharapova, the Olympic Games, AIGA, and Institute of Contemporary Art.

In 2015, Suzanne was selected to attend President Obama's Global Emerging Entrepreneurs event at the White House, and also is a Sappi Ideas that Matter Grant recipient. Suzanne teaches Design and Social Entrepreneurship at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and runs the Ucal McKenzie Breakaway Foundation, a non profit that gives city youth access top soccer and health education in collaboration with Whole Foods, MLS, CrossFit, We Got Soccer and WPS.

Suzanne’s work has been featured in Business Week, Vanity Fair, Graphic Design USA, and WWD. Her work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, the Hatch Show, The One Show, WebAwards, and Mobius Awards. Two of her designs, one for sweetriot chocolate packaging and the other for The Breakaway Foundation Poster Calendars, have been recognized by The Museum of Modern Art and sold in their retails stores in New York City.  The MoMA Store also recognized and retailed the Able Made x Public School Lobo Tote as part of their Destination NY Collection.