A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Suzanne Kleinwaks studied graphic design at Washington University in St. Louis, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2002. Since then, she has worked as a designer in the Washington, D.C., area, most recently focusing on projects that promote public health awareness. Her experience as a children’s cancer survivor fuels her passion for creating communication materials in the health arena. Through Kessler Design Group, Kleinwaks has created designs for such clients as the Office on Women’s Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Cancer Support Community. In 2011 she opened her own design firm, Suzanne Kleinwaks Design.
Having spent time in both Japan and Thailand, Kleinwaks counts Asian art as a major influence on her style. She loves to draw and paint and has created several murals for children in homes and schools.
Kleinwaks lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with her husband, Howard, and their golden retriever, Casey. Her first project for the Postal Service was the 2011 Hanukkah stamp.