Susan G Spellmeyer was, for years, a featured, syndicated columnist with United Press International (UPI) where she had a large following and published hundreds or articles.
According to her features editor,
Susan’s “On Design” column was one of UPI’s most popular lifestyle features during the time that it ran on the national wire. The Q&A format not only allowed readers to get individual advice, but focused the column on real problems of real people and real design solutions from an expert in the field. The column’s practical applications won it wide play in many newspapers across the nation and ovearseas.
Some of Susan’s articles are reprinted here for your enjoyment, instruction, and inspiration. These articles are posted here as originally written. There has been no effort to update these pieces. Realize that design practices and trends can change over time, but SGS does try to steer clear of fleeting fads and trends. For more current assessments and advice, please contact SGS.