about suzanne

Suzanne Tick maintains a distinguished career as a CEO, textile designer, weaver and Vedic Meditation teacher in New York City. She is currently the Creative Director at Luum, design consultant to Tarkett and Design Partner with Skyline Design. She is known for her intelligent and enthusiastic approach to design in evolving markets, as well as her conviction to provide innovative solutions with a nod towards sustainability and wellness.

In 2021, Suzanne designed Grid State, the contract textile industry’s first biodegradable, post-consumer recycled polyester textile for Luum Textiles, furthering her mission of being on the cutting edge of sustainability.

Suzanne Tick Inc., an NYC-certified Women Owned Business, operates out of Tick Studio in the East Village where Suzanne works and lives. Tick Studio develops a range of products including glass, floor covering, upholstery, drapery, and wall covering.

The townhouse operates as a new approach in working and living well.  Spanning multiple floors including a design studio, weaving workshop and Fifth Floor Meditation Center. The Center provides daily virtual meditation and knowledge talks (and will be held in person once safety measures are under control) and in-person advanced courses on Vedic meditation to engage one’s individuality and creativity on a deeper level.

In addition to her industry work, Suzanne maintains a hand weaving practice and creates fine art woven sculptures from repurposed materials on the two looms in the space that are collected and exhibited worldwide. Her work has been exhibited in MoMA, Cooper Hewitt, MAD and Art Basel, as well as collected by private and corporate clients. Suzanne’s TedXNavesink Talk: “Weaving Trash into Treasure” presents her unique and personal approach to hand weaving.

Suzanne’s passions include a scholarly study and practice of Vedic meditation with Thom Knoles and The Soft Road, travel, gardening, cooking and being a mom to her beautiful adult son, Gabe and two cats Cupid and Psyche.

Suzanne frequently gives talks and guest lectures — to inquire about having Suzanne speak at your venue please email mroven@suzannetick.com

recent awards

NeoCon 2018 HiP Award for Leader in Manufacturing

NeoCon 2018 Silver Award for Luum Tactility Collection

IDEA 2018 Silver Award for Luum Ideation Collection

NeoCon 2017 Gold Award for Skyline Design Transcend™

2013 IIDA Titan Award

For significant contributions to the Interior Design profession


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Tick Studio operates out of a townhouse in the East Village, where Suzanne works and lives. The studio develops a range of products including glass, floor covering, upholstery, drapery, and wall covering.

The Tick Studio approach to woven design is like no other in the industry. We start by building fibers with different mills around the world, then weaving those fibers into prototypes of tectonic structures emulating architecture, bringing the exterior inside. These structures are then manifested into commercially tested products for the Architecture and Design industry.

Tick Studio maintains a daily 4:30pm EST meditation practice together on Zoom that is open to Vedic meditators and those interested in learning more about the practice.



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Be Original Americas™

Suzanne Tick Inc is proud to be a member of Be Original Americas, a 501(c)6 non-profit committed to informing, educating and influencing manufacturers, design professionals and consumers on the economic, ethical, and environmental value of authentic design.


Fetzer Institute

Global Gathering: A Pilgrimage of Love and Forgiveness. In 2012, Fetzer sponsored work on a Global Gathering bringing five hundred thought leaders from around the world in Assisi, Italy to share concepts of how to promote change through Love and Forgiveness. Suzanne led a 9-member exemplar team to the gathering representing Labor, Trade and Crafts.

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Tick Studio is committed to keeping all the facets of our design process in the Circular Economy. To that end, we work with Fab Scrap to ensure that we don’t contribute to textile waste which is estimated to be 55 million pounds of waste to the landfill each day in the US alone.



Since 2003, Suzanne has worked with Publicolor, a design based youth program that mentors students for success. Suzanne was on the board of directors from 2013-2020.


2020 Holiday Giving

In 2020, we extended our reach in praise to the following organizations: Ali Forney Center, Action Against Hunger, Crafting The Future, Heifer International, Mayan Hands, N’COBRA, Chinati Foundation, On Being and NPR.

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Tick Studio’s history is rich in creativity. In the late fifties and sixties, Tick Studio was the site of the Reuben Gallery, where Anita Reuben pioneered Art Happenings and where artists such as Jim Dine, Allan Kaprow, Simone Forti, Robert Whitman, Claes Oldenburg, Red Grooms, and many more exhibited and performed their work. This tradition of innovation and exploration carries on into the present day with the presence of public and private workspaces, living quarters, two floor looms for industry and art works, and the Fifth Floor meditation center.