Learn about the contributing artists and designers featured on SuziQ Creations.
Sue Chastain has been learning and teaching others about graphics and graphics software for almost two decades. After obtaining an AS degree in Interior Design, Sue taught herself computer graphics and web design in the late 1990s when Netscape Navigator was the prominent web browser. In 1999, she began producing the Graphics Software topic site on About.com, where she wrote and edited informational articles, software reviews, and tutorials to help people learn how to choose and use graphics software. She also produced hundreds of free graphic elements for her site visitors. In 2014, Sue separated from About.com but continues to share her graphics expertise and creative expression here on SuziQ Creations.
Sue Chastain is the artist for the OrnaMENTALs™ series of coloring books and pages featured here. Learn more about Sue’s illustration style in this article.
Shelby Kate Schmitz
Shelby Kate Schmitz just can’t stop creating! She has created thousands of Photoshop layer styles, custom shapes, frames, patterns, and more. When Shelby needed an outlet for all this creativity, she turned to Sue Chastain and offered her designs freely to visitors of the graphics software site Sue produced. People all over the world have downloaded and enjoyed her designs, and Shelby’s generous, giving spirit keeps her creating to this day. Now she donates her designs to SuziQ Creations.
JC Prida is Sue’s Dad, a life-long craftsman. Using his skills as a craftsman, John established a home construction company while raising a family of five children. After retiring from the building industry, he continued creative pursuits such as woodworking, sketching, and painting in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, and watercolor. Merchandise featuring the art of JC Prida is available though the SuziQ Creations shop. Please feel free to contact us with inquiries about purchasing original paintings. JC Prida passed away November 16, 2016 but his art lives on here. Follow JC Prida Art on Facebook for updates on his art.
John Woods was a Kodak employee for 20 years and has been an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop since 1997. John has generously shared his knowledge of Photoshop over the years, having his tutorials published online and in print magazines, teaching classes and seminars, and as the instructor of an Advanced Photoshop course for Kodak employees. John Woods has produced tutorials and Photoshop presets which he has released to the public domain and offered to Sue Chastain for online distribution. These tutorials and presets are currently still available from graphicssoft.about.com, and his presets are being slowly migrated here for better presentation and backup purposes.
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