about suzanne

Suzanne Tick is the founder of Suzanne Tick Inc. specializing in materials, brand strategy and design development for commercial and residential interiors. She is known for her intelligent and enthusiastic approach to design in evolving markets, as well as her conviction to provide innovative solutions.

Suzanne has maintained a distinguished career as a textile designer, studio principal and consultant in New York City. She is currently a Design Consultant for Tarkett, she serves as Creative Director at Luum and Design Partner with Skyline Design.

In addition to her work in the industry, Suzanne maintains a hand weaving practice and creates woven sculptures from repurposed materials harking back to her childhood where she was raised working at the family scrap metal yard. 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.

As Creative Director at Luum, Suzanne is developing a new textile business model, developing textiles for seating and vertical applications with a nod towards sustainability and well-being. Some of Suzanne’s latest award-winning work for Luum includes the Future Tense Collection, launched in May 2019, which won the 2019 Best of NeoCon Editors’ Choice Award in the Textiles in the Upholstery category. The Collection also won a Metropolis Likes NeoCon Award and a 2019 Good Design Award.

In 2020, Suzanne will debut Obscura™, a collection using new material and sizing concepts, as her fourth collection with Skyline Design, where she has been a design partner since 2008. In 2017, Transcend™ by Suzanne Tick for Skyline Design won 2 Neocon Gold Awards for Architectural Glass and Wall Treatments. 

In 2013, Suzanne was honored with the IIDA Titan Award, given in recognition of significant contributions to the Interior Design profession.

Her 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. Tick Studio maintains a daily afternoon meditation practice together.

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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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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Since 2003, Suzanne began working with Publicolor, a design-based youth program that mentors students for success. Suzanne has served on the board of directors since 2013. Along with Tarkett and Invista in 2015, Suzanne began a fundraising initiative that enables high school students to attend Summer Design School at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. 


MISD Marfa, Texas

In 2017, Suzanne was asked to take part in a volunteer project in Marfa, TX lead by Maryam Amiryani and Nicolas Terry. The mission was to transform the playground of an elementary school. Suzanne was asked to use the fence for her weaving medium. The weaving installation was done along with volunteers from the community.