Originally from NYC, Suzanne received her BFA with a specialty in Graphic Design at St. John’s University. She spent her last semester of studies in Europe and started her career as a Graphic Designer at Javier Romero Design Group, NYC. She later went on to become the Design Director at Bessen Tully & Lee, NYC. Three years later she moved to the East Coast of Florida and was hired by the founders of TEKgroup International at their start-up, to head their Creative Department (clients included FORD Motor Company, Disney & Prudential). Suzanne’s years of study in the Fine Arts and Color-Theory give her a truly unique perspective. Her creative style, and vision inspired our slogan, and logo. Her talent truly is: Intuitive. Creative. Elemental.
After moving here from Bar Harbor, Maine, Paul settled down next to the ‘Tech Mecca of the South’, Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, NC. Paul’s got an impressive resumé! His extensive experience includes: Investment Banking, Business Administration, Cisco Networking, Information Security, Corporate Compliance, Consumer and Enterprise Technical Support.
Paul is a Cisco Certified Network Associate, and an Apple Certified Technician, and has an A.S. in Information Systems Security. Paul’s our resident geek, and human encyclopedia! www.lekanides.net
AKA Jedi Master
When not training young Padawans, Erika supports Elemental Creations with her extensive experience in Front-End Web Development and Design. Her expertise in PHP, CSS3, and HTML5 has allowed us to build customized web solutions for our clients. Erika is skilled in today’s Content Management Systems, but her real talent has been building customized Content Management platforms for our clients, really allowing our client’s place on the web stand out in the crowd.
Outside of Elemental, she’s an amazingly talented painter, her vision and imagery are breathtaking. www.erikataguchi.com
Elemental Creations began when Suzanne left TEKgroup and her freelance work gained more recognition in the community. Through referral and word-of-mouth, Elemental Creations started its rise to success, everything from small business logos, to complete branding of international corporations.
In 2009 Elemental Creations was incorporated and Suzanne’s dream of owning her own firm came into fruition. Fast-forward to 2017, Elemental Creations is once again expanding! While acting as the Creative Director of Elemental, Suzanne has hired Paul as her Business Manager, now an in-house team of two, (Or Should We Say Dynamic-Duo?) Paul manages the accounts, services, and business operations. He supports Elemental through web development, security and compliance, and other geeky technical stuff. This leaves Suzanne free to focus on creating the masterful art, and intuitive designs our clients have come to expect.
It gets better! In 2015 Elemental Creations moved into the realm of software design and development, creating customized tools for our clients focusing on UI as well as streamlined functionality. From a customized sports brackets tool created for the NCISAA where members (Athletic Directors and Coaches from any School in the association) can log in and enter scores in real time using their mobile phone, to an interactive meeting tool with time logged agenda items for Model Communities Association, along with half a dozen others. A demo site is currently in the works where potential new clients can see how our services have evolved with the needs of today’s businesses.