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Valerie Pettis

Design is the search

for a magical balance between

business and art;

art and craft;

intuition and reason; concept and detail; playfulness and formality; client and designer; designer and printer; and printer and public.

Hello, my name is Susan McKenney, and I am the founder of Susan McKenney Creative (fka Susan McKenney Printing & Design) which is my freelance design and print studio.


I specialize in projects for small to large-sized businesses, organizations, non-profits, photographers, and individuals. In addition to delivering excellent design work, I strive to build an excellent working relationship with each client and tailor the design process to their individual needs.


I offer graphic design, creative consulting, print production, and photo restoration with personalized service and affordable rates. Send me a quick email to see how I can assist you!


My clients include Clarity Technology Group, The Mosquito Authority, The Durham Community Concert Band, Kim Crenshaw Photography, and Triangle Wind Ensemble, among many more. I invite you to read testimonials from them.


I hold a Bachelor of Music (Education Major, in 2001) from East Carolina University of Greenville, NC, and an Associate in Applied Science (Advertising & Graphic Design Major, 2008) from Wake Technical Community College. With over 20 years of experience, beginning with providing website and graphic design work for Honour Societies and various other organizations while attending ECU. After college, I worked in administrative roles with multiple companies for over a decade. My special projects have always included design work and printing, from rebranding an employer with logo and business identity packs to revamping a full marketing line to designing tradeshow exhibits and displays. 


Please check out my design, portrait editing, and photo restoration portfolios, then get in touch to discuss your project or individual needs.

All clients are important to me, whether they be individuals, non-profits, or businesses. I work closely with all and provide full support no matter the size or scope of the project.


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