Hi Everyone! I’m Susan Fogarasi and I joined the REACH team as their first in-house graphic designer at the end of March 2021.
My background has been diverse. I have worked in facilities management – for the rocket ship that was Power Computing, the first eCommerce company to hit $1B in sales. I have worked in book production for a large corporation, and I spent over 12 years as an owner/helping to run a brick and mortar/online parts business that my husband and I grew to 100 employees.
My passion has always been art related. My first degree was in Interior Design, specifically commercial office furniture layout as I was immediately drawn to the CAD platform. Wanting more creativity, I began classes working toward animation – and landed in the graphic design department of a local community college. Bam! I found my calling.
I was excited when I found the position at REACH Strategies. Here was a position I was uniquely qualified for – graphics and web design, plus the focus of the work is dear to my heart. A company that wants to work for the betterment of the planet. I’m in! It’s been a great opportunity to learn more about sustainability and how EVs are improving lives.
I’ve now been here about 5 months and I’m absolutely loving it. This is a truly wonderful team of people and the most interesting work – from twitter images (seriously, I got to make a zoom meeting image of our pets!), to multi-page reports to web design. Every day is a new exercise for my creative muscles. What a gift it is to look forward to going to work – even if I’m just climbing the stairs to my home office.
When not designing on the computer, I can be found shuttling my daughter to school activities, reading fantasy/sci-fi novels, working on my home, playing with my ever-increasing number of dogs and whenever possible, getting my hands into clay where I indulge in my love of magical things.