founder and creative director
From teenage ramblings to corporate storyteller
With more than 25 years in the writing and publications biz, Susan Diemont-Conwell’s story began on the Great Plains of Nebraska. With her trusted Bic ballpoint pen in hand and a yellow canary pad before her, Susan penned essay upon essay lamenting the pains of her teenage existence. After a very tortured senior-year move to Houston, Texas, Susan joined the journalism staff at her suburban high school, where the now disaffected youth continued to complain of her very spoiled upbringing in editorial writings for the school paper. At the University of Texas at Austin, Susan channeled these passionate ramblings in the form of literary commentary, and after several years of post-college wanderings, entered the world of writing and communications consulting where she has been ever since.
Finding the heart of the story
The still-passionate writer looks for the heart of every story assignment to pen articles that move and inspire. Though she thrives on creating human interest pieces, Susan is a self-professed science geek. She loves interviewing technical experts and translating a complicated process or technology in a way that can be understood by those who don’t have a Ph.D., P.E. or an M.D. behind their name.
Wealth of experience
Over the years, Susan has written for and managed communications projects for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, health care systems, educational institutions and government agencies. As a communications consultant, Susan has managed long-running projects for clients, most notably serving for 13 years as writer, editor, designer and project manager for Harris County Precinct 4’s two quarterly publications. Susan partnered for seven years with Shell’s communications team to provide writing, editing and project management expertise in the production of a 16-page magazine for the company’s retired employees. She most recently served as a writer and editor for the Blue Book Building and Construction Network, interviewing business owners and writing more than 90 company profiles in just four years for Blue Book’s semiannual publication, as well as editing articles produced by the magazine’s other freelance contributors. Additional clients over the years have included Harris County Hospital District, the University of Houston, ExxonMobil and the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast.
Creating amongst the evergreens
In 2018, Susan traded the heat and humidity of the South for the crisp, cool, tragically hip Pacific Northwest. Today, she creates amongst 75-foot-tall evergreens from her office in the woods. Susan keeps her mind clear and her body fit hiking the mountainous terrain, pulled by three overly exuberant canines, and enjoys teaching a dance fitness class at her neighborhood community center. Her favorite evenings are those spent in laughter with her husband and two kids at a family meal in town or, even better, around an outdoor fire.