Hi I'm Susie
I'm a proud 45 year old Leo who wears her heart on her sleeve and is unapologetically introverted.
I love spending my working life being creative whilst drinking endless cups of tea and listening to business podcasts!
Being a small business owner myself, I have an affinity for working with likeminded women who are looking for tailored digital marketing support.
I love nothing more than cheerleading and motivating my clients to help them flourish and grow their businesses.
A late blooming creative
There aren't many creative bank managers in this world but that's exactly where my love for small business began!
As a commercial bank manager, in a very noncreative job, I supported small businesses with their cashflow and finance needs and it struck me during this time how much I loved working with these amazing people who said no to status quo and a life of cushty paid employment to follow their dreams, take a risk and live a life they love. You've got to respect that!
Then, out of the blue at the grand old age of 35, thanks to my Sister and a project I helped her with at the time, I discovered a passion for photography and design that I never knew I had. It was like a lightbulb was switched on and I could see a bright creative future ahead of me.
After leaving my banking career back in 2012, I also did something pretty risky. My Husband, Daughter, and I emigrated from the UK to Adelaide, Australia which was a huge decision to make.
Moving to Australia truly has been the highlight of our lives and we are now proud Aussie citizens.
Although being so far away from friends and family has been tough going, there really is some truth in the saying that nothing comes from staying in your comfort zone.
Since then, I've worked mostly within the wedding industry as a wedding fair and magazine owner and I now also own and run a thriving photo booth business here in Adelaide.
Who I work with
If you're running a small service based business (bonus points if you are in weddings or events) then you're my target kind of client to work with!!
Just like you, I'm a one woman show who understands the challenges of keeping all the business (and home) plates spinning and who doesn't have a goliath budget when it comes to outsourcing.
I love working with business owners who love simple yet effective design, who are passionate about what they do, and who have a mutual appreciation for self-employed life.
I work with clients all over the world from the US, Hong Kong, UK, and beyond. Time zones are just time zones - they're pretty easy to work around!
What my clients say
Working with Susie has been a game changer for my business! For someone who finds technology daunting, Susie made me feel completely at ease from our first contact.
No question was ever a silly one, and Susie’s calm and welcoming manner actually had me looking forward to our phone calls!
I look forward to continuing working with Susie in the future and would absolutely, without hesitation recommend her to anyone wanting to take their business to the next level - you will LOVE her
Courtney Fuller ~ Loved Up Weddings
Susie at grid. marketing has been my saviour. Her support, advice and prompt response has made marketing my company a breeze!
Thank you for always nailing the content creation brief!
Simone Avramidis ~Goodwood Theatre & Studios
Susie is a lifesaver! Thank you for being so open, creative and supportive!
Ashley DiQuattro ~ Diamond Booth Co
Thank you so much Susie for all of your hard work in creating the perfect website for me I love, love, love it!
Hannah Hryciuk ~In Bloom Floral Art