Susan Gornell

Creative Director

What do you do at Bright and how did you get into that?
I do production design, bringing either final designs or final concepts to their fully realized mechanical state. While visual arts has long been a part of who I am, it’s over the last decade,
when I helped launch the Fresh & Easy brand, and later, on other national brands, that I dug
into the role of finishing artist, ensuring brand integrity along with precise, clean builds.

What’s your superpower, or your spirit animal?
Otter (I actually looked up the Native American Zodiac, and what do you know: me to the T)

Can you cook?  If so, what do you cook well?
I enjoy cooking- I do a wild frittata, a mean platter of locally grown, organic roasted veggies
and a hearty batch of buttermilk pancakes from scratch.

What was the last book you read?
“A Whole New Mind” by Daniel Pink

What do you eat for breakfast?
Either a chocolate protein drink or frittata.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
My own combo of yoga, tai chi, body movement prayer.

What is the one unique habit or daily ritual you have?
Read or make up bedtime stories for my kids.