Susan Lake has built a distinctive and unique career in both the visual and performing arts. Her artistic journey has taken her from performer, to Artistic Director/Producer, choreographer and sought after Headwear Designer. She received the honor of being awarded by the Mayor of San Diego, for enriching the lives of San Diegans by bringing the Tango Ball and the International Argentine Tango Showcase Competition to the City and enriching the lives of San Diegans. Her design talents caught the eye of Ester Jane Paul, President of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Southwest Regional Chapter of the Emmy show, and she was offered the position of Set Designer.
During a presentation of her headwear designs, at the The Center Museum, Escondido Center for the Performing Arts she was approached by CNN en Espanol, who interviewed Susan, calling her one of Southern California’s multi-talented, cutting edge artists. (See the interview at www.susanlakedesignsshop.com)
She has received numerous awards, interviewed on local television, and written about in magazines throughout Southern California. Her headwear designs are sold Nationally and Internationally and it was her introduction to face paint artist Cheryl Austin, that introduced Susan to bjd dolls.
In 2013 Susan wrote her first serialized book, GOBLINS' BEND and offered her readers a chance to follow her story and collect the costumes she created for bjds, inspired by characters from her book. In 2015 Jones Publishing of Haute Doll and Dolls Magazine, published book two of GOBLINS' BEND: The Journey to Hollowberry. Today Susan has just completed her first collaboration with doll artist Bo Bergemann to bring her first character from the book, “Maid in the Dark” to life using Bo's sculpt and face painting talents!
Susan has been an invited Guest Artist at IDEX, the Korean bjd con in Los Angeles, Ca., Saboten, The San Diego bjd Con, and this year Guest Artist at the Pacific North West bjd expo, in Suquamish WA., Her books are currently available on Amazon, and at personal appearance.
Currently Susan is designing, conducts panel talks, workshops, book readings and speaks about her creative process by inspiring, educating and teaching her audience the art of DESIGNING A WORLD IMAGINED.