Susan Cook
Principal, Creative Director

Susan Cook is an internationally award winning Creative Director and Art Director. 

Susan's career began as the graphic designer at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Susan designed the Museum’s exhibition, printed materials, exterior/interior signage. After 6 years at the African Art Museum, Susan moved to New York where she worked for advertising giants, Ogilvy & Mather and FCB where she won a bronze cyberlion at the Cannes International Advertising Awards, and Diamond Award/Best in Show in Direct Marketing Awards.

When Susan returned to Washington DC, she developed and led the graphic rebranding for Marriott’s Renaissance Hotels. She worked directly with their branding team to develop the graphic look and feel that properly reflected their new strategy for the hotel chain.

She has also served as the Creative Director leading the redesign for the websites—USAID.org, and the US Forest Service, and the Environmental Working Group.

 

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Collaborating partner

Paul Glenshaw
Interpretive Planner, Producer

Paul Glenshaw is an award-winning author, filmmaker, educator, and artist with over 25 years museum experience. He is the principal at Glenshaw Creative, Inc., whose current clients include Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian’s Air & Space magazine, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the College Park Aviation Museum, and the Discovery of Flight Foundation.

After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, Paul joined the design department at the National Gallery of Art producing exhibit graphics. He joined the in-house production team for the award-winning Micro Gallery, a pioneering touchscreen installation about the Gallery’s collection. He joined the design department at the National Museum of African Art, teaming with Susan Cook to develop the museum’s first website (coded in longhand) and exhibit touchscreen interactive. He ran the US Office of CogApp Ltd, a UK-based multimedia firm. Clients included the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Voyager Foundation, and the Wright Experience, for whom Paul produced and authored 14 educational websites commissioned by the US Centennial of Flight Commission. He wrote and produced the exhibit The Wright Experience: Five Challenges to Flight, a 10-year exhibit for Wright Brothers National Memorial.

He led education and project development for the Discovery of Flight Foundation, developing museum installations of reproduction Wright aircraft including the United States Naval Academy, Seattle Museum of Flight and the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center. He has developed K-12 STEM education programs and curricula for Montgomery and Fairfax County Public Schools.