Susan Julian Gates is our Executive Director. Susan is an entrepreneur, an impresaria who founded and runs Illumination Opera Company and an arts center, an international award-winning documentary maker, and an attorney. Susan keeps us all on our toes. As you can see, she has a lot of energy and experience across a wide range of activities!
Madeleine Needles is our Creative Director. Madeleine is a career librarian and educator who has worked on children’s museum exhibits, the NASA-funded vodcast series, Space Weather FX, and co-authored articles on getting young people interested in science. At Flying Corgi, Madeleine creates a pathway for kids and adults to share the joy of reading, and is a non-stop fountain of inventive ideas for new products!
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David Freedman, Graphic Designer: David is responsible for our Flying Corgi logo (with the assistance of illustrator Tim Robinson) and our website design and maintenance, and serves as our technical and graphic design advisor. David has 35 years of experience as a designer and we recommend his work to anyone who wants to find exactly the right way to brand a business. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trina Teele, Artist, Graphic Designer: With degrees in Graphic Design and Painting, and two of her own businesses (teeledesign.com and The Joy of Paint), Trina was the ideal person to design the dynamic cover of Audrey’s Garden. Trina says she loves to emphasize “rhythmic shapes of bold color.” We love working with her, and you can see more of her art on her blog trinacreative.blogspot.com.
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Did You Know?
• Susan is a singer and Priscilla, also a singer, sometimes works with Susan and her opera company as a director or emcee.
• One of Susan’s sons has a car that is the inspiration for an upcoming Flying Corgi video series.
• Madeleine travels all over the world looking for inspiration for new series, and she has adventures of her own. Watch for YouTube videos and pictures on our website!