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7.31.2012 – Susan Newman was interviewed for the article, Thinking Small for Big Sales: 3 Social Sites to Boost Your Biz by Mary Ann Farley for the New York Etsy Blog. In this post we covered, Social Buzz Club, Social Media Examiner’s Networking Clubs, Savor the Success, Ozoshare and Tumblr.

7.23.2012 – Susan Newman was interviewed for the article, Seven Twitter Tips to Make Sales Soar! by artist and writer, Mary Ann Farley for the New York Etsy Blog.

6.20.2012- Susan Newman was interviewed for the article, 4 Tips on LinkedIn for Your Business by artist, Mary Ann Farley for Etsy artists and creatives.

4.30.2012 – HUGE NEWS! Check out the video above! Susan Newman, founder of Susan Newman Design Inc lead a panel on May 17 at Internet Week NY titled, Brand Recognition vs Killer Content.” Joining me on the stage at 82 Mercer Street Headquarters as my expert panelists were, Bryn Johnson (Business and Career Strategist, Speaker), Kathryn Rose (Author, Speaker and co-founder of Social Buzz Club), Ted Rubin (Chief Social Marketing Officer, Collective Bias), and Miriam Cohen (Founder of Miriam Cohen Consulting, Copywriter and Ghostwriter). I was the organizer / moderator and video is 45 minutes.

4.9.2012 - Mary Ann Farley, (artist) interviews me for an article on her Etsy community blog,, "Four Quick Tips for Getting Those Hits on Google."

4.1.2012 - Denise Wakeman builds a list of designers who she recommends to those looking for help with Facebook Timeline graphics and pages. Honored to be included!

3.19.2012 - Interviewed on Techno Granny Radio Show with host Joanne Quinn Smith. Frogs Are Green, LLC., as co-founder of this awareness organization, we discussed our efforts to spread the word.

3.5.2012 - Interviewed on Monday Morning Marketeer Radio Show with host Joanne Quinn Smith. We discuss Broadcast Louder and the FREE webinars and Spring Teleclass Course line up!

2.26.2012 - Featured post on - my video screencast tutorial on "Google Analytics and Creating Custom Reports."

2.16.2012 - 2pm EST, Social Buzz Club interviewed me about Broadcast Louder, my online classes with expert guests and how we are teaching the most important aspects that entrepreneurs need to know to build their brand and visibility and reach those targeted ideal clients. Listen in to this webinar!

12.13.2011 - Kathryn Rose Consulting - Blog post called, "Who Packs My Parachute" and Kathryn honors me on her list, so humbled!

10.24.2012 - I am now a guest blogger on YourTango and my posts are a combination of social media and entrepreneurial issues, and how they effect us personally.

9.10.11 - SNDI wins two design awards... first for Julie Steelman's website and second for the logo RB United. Frogs Are Green wins a design award for the Earth Day poster, "The Earth Is Calling." From the 2011 Graphic Design USA, design excellence competition. Over 8,000 entries were submitted and they selected 15% as award winners.

7.20.11 - SNDI is featured on Mashable: Step 1 (of 5) on how to design your YouTube channel to match your other branding by Amy-Mae Elliott!

6.30.11 ? I am now a guest blogger on Andrea Rosenfeld?s new blog, Open Source Creative Mentoring. My posts will be covering graphic, web, social media and more, and will include video tutorials. The first posts are covering WordPress, Beginner to Savvy.

5.26.11 ? I joined over 100 women entrepreneurs at the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce?s BBQ event. I mingled with so many wonderful attendees such as, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, New Jersey Fashion Week?s Donnella Tilery, Chamber president Michael Novak, Freeholder Anthony Romano, and Hoboken Patch columnist, Alan Skonstra, who wrote about the event!

5.5.2011 - I was one of four panelists at the 3rd annual Savor the Success's Rock The World NYC , for a discussion on “your social media blueprint”,  lead by Kathryn Rose, Social Media Consultant and Author of the Newly Updated “The Parent’s Guide to Facebook.” I contributed as we discussed the 4 top social media sites, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn and added what I’ve learned over the years about LinkedIn, it’s search capabilities, the best ways to connect with colleagues and using the search tools for companies and groups.

The 2-day conference was for women entrepreneurs and gathers guest speakers from a variety of industries. This year's conference was action driven with the speakers having us do exercises and really look within, to motivate us to take that big leap to the next business level. We also had round table discussions, all to help us create or freshen our business blueprint in branding, marketing, social media and sales.

2.1.2011 - 7 of my logo designs for these clients (Actors Shakespeare Company at NJCU, Africa As One, Fish & Bone, Frogs Are Green, Monica Plotka Interiors, Project SOAR and Webbanovella) have been selected to be published in the upcoming, TrademarksUSA by David E. Carter by AmpixxBooks.

12.24.10 – Interview on Green Marketing TV by Maryruth Belsey Priebe, “Social Entrepreneurs Make It Easy for Frogs to be Green.

11.22.2010 - I'm interviewed about my big career change in 1993 and how I started my own companies, Susan Newman Design Inc and Frogs Are Green by Caroline Dowd-Higgins for her blog, Not The Career I Ordered.

11.4.2010 - Frogs Are Green is interviewed for Discovery's Planet Green by Jeff Kart.
10 Most Interesting Threatened & Endangered Frogs.

11.1.2010 - Frogs Are Green's kids' art contest is featured in the November newsletter from Kids-List.

10.28.2010 - Graphic Design USA's Green E-newsletter writes about the branding design I created for the Eco-Libris Green Books campaign with 200 bloggers all publishing their reviews on November 10, 2010.

8.19.2010 - Waterfront Journal / Hoboken Now /Jersey Journal writes about Frogs Are Green's mission. Looking at the plight of frogs - Women want to save species by Anna Yukhananov (If you're not in the Hoboken area and would like to see the newspaper article, I've scanned it.)

8.17.2010 - Older Businesses, Newer Websites - JC Heights (.com)
A few weeks ago I met with Lauren Ricca, Director of CASID (Central Avenue Special Improvement District) & Editor-In-Chief of the Jersey City Heights News. Our discussion was about the businesses on Central Avenue, especially older businesses, and how in a struggling economy they could find more customers and clients. There are so many businesses who depend on foot traffic and I wanted them to realize that for FREE or minimal costs, they could have a web presence and the ROI (return on investment) would be amazing. Read Lauren's marvelous article here and look for the printed newsletter in local stores soon.

7.23.2010 - Marlena Agency, Representative for Paul Zwolak
Marlena Agency features Frogs Are Green collaboration with Paul Zwolak for the new kids art contest and green campaign, "It Is Easy Being Green!"

7.23.2010 - Miller Mosaic Power Marketing
I was contacted by Phyllis Zimbler Miller (we're both Savor the Success members), because she needed a bit of help understanding some of the settings on Facebook. I was only too happy to explain. Since her site is all about helping people effectively use social media, I was honored that she plugged me in her post!

7.15.2010 - GD USA - Green E-Newsletter
Graphic Design USA features me in their July Green Newsletter. I designed five t-shirts (so far) which express how I feel about the BP Oil Spill. All proceeds will be donated to the Audubon Institute and other charities helping the Gulf region. To purchase any of the Frogs Are Green products, click here.

7.2.2010 - Logo for "ExpertMate"selected by Logolounge for inclusion in the next book, Shapes & Symbols to be published by Rockport within the next year.

5.24.2010 - GD USA - 2010 Web Design Awards Announced!
I just received notification that I won a design award from Graphic Design USA for the website I created for the interior designer, Margo Cohen, who is based in NYC.

4.30.2010 - - SAVE THE FROGS Day!
Thanks to "thebokenonline" for featuring the cause of Frogs Are Green and Save the Frogs on "Save the Frogs" day! We have a display up at Hoboken City Hall and they showed that also.

4.16.2010 - Hoboken, NJ and transportation director, Ian Sacs, features the new logo I created for the crosstown bus system named "The Hop." Blue, green and red lines will cover three routes throughout the city. The logos should appear on the buses soon.

4.13.2010 - Hoboken411 features Frogs Are Green, our posters for Earth Day, our display in Hoboken City Hall and that we'll be attending the Earth Day Festival at Liberty State Park on April 24, 2010.

3.23.2010 - Hoboken411 features my poster design for Hudson Theatre Ensemble's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde coming to Hoboken in April.

3.23.2010 - Eco-Libris features my Earth Day poster designs Written by Raz Godelnik
Eco-Libris features the poster designs I created for this year's 40th Anniversary celebration of Earth Day. Over at Frogs Are Green we're having a Earth Day contest so follow this link and submit your ideas, to win a free poster or t-shirt.

2.21.2010 - Frogs Are Green is featured on the website Written by Rich Monetti.
We were contacted by this writer a few weeks ago because he wanted to write about our cause. After a short interview, he’s published the article on the site and it shows photos of our display in Hoboken City Hall.

10.26.09 - Graphic Design USA - October "Green" Issue 2009
I'm proud to be one of eleven "green" design agencies featured in the October issue of GD USA. Looking around my website, you will see many of my clients are non-profit organizations and theater companies, as well as my two blogs, "Frogs Are Green"(about the frog extinction crisis, the connection to global warming and deforestation and destruction of rainforests) and "i-tees" (blogging on green printing, publishing, living a healthier eco-friendly lifestyle, and the arts).

10.1.2009 - Prospere Magazine
Susan and Mary Jo Rhodes are featured in the business profiles section for their cause, Frogs Are Green. "Prospere Magazine made its debut online on January 8, 2008. Following its initial three months, the magazine moved from a monthly to a weekly publication. Prospere Magazine makes content updates daily, including exciting company profiles, designer profiles and regular polls."

9.1.2009 - Graphic Design USA - American Graphic Design Awards 2009
I just received notification that I won two awards for poster design. "Comic Potential" which was designed for Hudson Theatre Ensemble(in Hoboken, NJ) and "Henry V" which was designed for Actors Shakespeare Company at NJCU(in Jersey City, NJ).

8.31.2009 - - Selected as one of the top 20 web design studios around the world
I have been featured on the Zeemp website in the web design category as one of the top 20 web design studios around the world! Zeemp is a company based in Brazil, founded in April 2009. They collect a wide range of topics and create a creative web map where people can explore a wide range of what's available. Visit:

8.11.2009 - School of Visual Art - Freshman Orientation Alumni Panel - Fall 09
I have been asked to join a panel discussion to take place on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at the School of Visual Arts. We will be discussing our careers and how SVA helped shape us. As a graduate of SVA, it's an honor to speak to the Freshman class and welcome them.

7.25.2009 - Cat & Moon Productions - Book signing and Luncheon Event for Thorsten Kaye
I attended the book signing (see more photos) and luncheon yesterday at Trinity Restaurant in Hoboken. Thorsten Kaye, actor and author of the children's book, A Solid Wheel of Colored Ribbons, published by Cat & Moon Productions. illustrated by Tami Evans Foster, colored by Hugh Harrison and book/jacket design by SNDI. There were about 100+ people there, various photographers and Thorsten and Tami met each person and signed their books. A woman came by our table and asked Hugh and I to sign the book also, saying it wasn't complete without us all. That was awesome. Thorsten sat next to me at the publishers table and we had a lovely chat, while eating the fabulous food, and Hugh (colorist) and I really got to know him better. Charming and very personable. He also gave me a sneak peek into his next story...

6.30.2009 - Chameleon Theatre Company Ltd.
I have been asked to join the Board of Advisors as well as the Staff as web designer/developer. You can see the new custom "wordpress" blog we've building at

6.30.09 Frogs Are Green - A blog to raise awareness of the frog extinction crisis...
Mary Jo Rhodes, a published author of nature books, and I have launched our new custom blog to raise awareness of the frog extinction crisis and how you can help the threat to amphibians. Our most recent post published on July 9, 2009 discusses the charity organization, The Prince's Rainforest Project along with a featured YouTube video starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Robin Williams. the Dalai Lama, Princes William and Harry and Prince Charles along with a lifelike animated frog. Even Kermit the Frog makes an appearance. Check it out at:

6.8.09 - Techno Granny Radio Show - updates 21st Century Tech
I will be interviewed on June 8th, 2009 at 7AM, on the Techno Granny Radio Show, live on the TalkShoe community network. We will be discussing graphic design, artists or marketers? Tune in to find out! (If you can't make the 7am show live, not to worry, it will be up at this link.) (link)

5.20.09 - 99Designs - Logo design contest for "The Bright Side Group"
I am pleased to announce that SNDI won the logo design contest for "The Bright Side Group." There were 47 entries submitted from around the world. Here is a link to see the winning design. (link)

5.16.09 - Everything Jersey City Festival 2009
Starting at 11am through 6pm is the festival. I will have a booth at the festival and I hope to see you all there. I am posting a link with photographs of my posters around NY/NJ taken by the photographer, John Crittenden. Facebook pictures.

GDUSA - American Web Design Award (Inaugural)
2009 - Actors Shakespeare Company at NJCU

The inaugural competition generated hundreds of entries from across the United States, including websites, enewsletters, blogs and banners. Companies ranged from independent design firms to ad agencies to corporate and non-profit inhouse departments. Of the hundreds of entries, sixty were selected as winners representing a highly selective 40 individual companies and organizations. I'm proud to announce that SNDI won an award for the website, Actors Shakespeare Company at NJCU.
To visit the site:
To see the winners: GDUSA         

GDUSA - American Graphic Design Award - 2008 - Book Design
Celtic Teas With Friends, written by Elizabeth Knight, art direction and design by Susan Newman, illustrated throughout by Hugh Harrison, edited by John Crittenden and published by Benjamin Press. To see it in their online gallery, click here.

Actors Shakespeare Company at New Jersey City University has selected Susan Newman to be on their board of advisors. (August 2008)

Mary Jo Rhodes
2008 ALA Selection - Great websites for kids

DC Travel Bureau
2008 - Selected Best of Jersey City by the U.S. Local Business Association

Featured in GDUSA - March 2008 Newsletter

GDUSA - American Graphic Design Award - 2007 - Web Design
Amie Weitzman, Interior Design