HELLO.

I’m a Creative Director whose loves include photography, design, storytelling, and their convergence on any platform. I most recently worked at National Geographic and frog design. Prior to that I helped lead Showtime Network’s digital rebrand and their entry into the multi-platform market with Showtime Anytime. I founded a creative agency called morel with two other partners.

I currently live in Washington D.C. with my husband, my cat George and my coffee maker. But in a couple of weeks we'll be moving to Toronto where I'm excited to be joining the team at TIFF as their new Director of Digital.

I don't tweet as much as I should. On a typical day you can find me shooting random things with my iphone and drinking way too much coffee.

Nice to meet you.



morel studio : work
LinkedIn : resume
instagram : visual trinkets
vimeo : video + motion
twitter : @jsugrue
email : jody.sugrue@gmail.com








AWARDS

Silver Medal, Best of Digital Design
SND (Society for News Design)
March 2014
Silver Medal, Best of Digital Design for The Serengeti Lion Experience.

Judge's Special Recognition, Best Website
POYi (Pictures of the Year International)
March 2014
Judge's Special Recognition for National Geographic Magazine BETA site

Award of Excellence, Feature Multimedia
POYi (Pictures of the Year International)
March 2014
Award of Excellence, Feature Multimedia for The Serengeti Lion experience.

Finalist, Best Website
SPD (Society of Publication Designers)
March 2014
Finalist for Best Website category. We submitted 4 projects that exemplified the future design direction of National Geographic.

Finalist, Best Feature Article
SPD (Society of Publication Designers)
March 2014
Finalist for Best Feature Article for The Serengeti Lion experience.

Best in Book
Creative Review Annual 2014
March 2014
The Serengeti Lions experience has been selected for publication in this year’s Annual as Best In Book. This endorsement is equivalent to a 'Best in Show', and means that it will be profiled in more detail in the front of the Creative Review Annual 2014 issue.

Nominee, Best Website
National Magazine Award Nominations
March 2014

Winner, Website of the Day for the Serengeti Lion Experience
The FWA
September 2013

Gold, Best Website
PromaxBDA
March 2012
Gold, Best Website for the Showtime Anytime Web App.

Gold, Total Package Design, Network/Channel
PromaxBDA
March 2011
Gold, Total Package Design, Network/Channel for Showtime's on-air rebranding around the tagline "Brace Yourself."

Finalist, Campaign Series
PromaxBDA
May 2010
Finalist for Best ID Campaign.

Gold, Title Sequence
PromaxBDA
March 2005
Gold, Title sequence for The 9/11 Commissioners open -- A Hardball Special.


EDUCATION

Masters Degree
Visual Communications
Ohio University

Bachelors Degree
Environmental Geography
Queen’s University




Ocean Falls : Interactive Documentary with NFB
The Other 364 Days : What happens when you have a bunny suit and 24 hours.
Twos : Instagram diptychs
Ten:15 : A community photography project.
F5 Design Conference : Birthday cakes in faces.
A Photo Conversation : How to keep in touch using nothing but imagery.
20/120 : Age of Opulence
Featured Images : The world as I see it.
F5 Design Conference 2009 : Refreshingly creative conversation.
CBC Interactive : Digital companion pieces.
Showtime Retention IDs : Celebrating the dysfunctional characters and moments.
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