Susannah Gardner is the co-founder and creative director of Hop Studios Internet Consultants, a Web design company specializing in custom Web solutions for content publishers.
Susannah is also a freelance writer and author; her latest book is "Blogging For Dummies, 4th Edition." She is the author of 'Buzz Marketing With Blogs for Dummies,' "BitTorrent for Dummies," and co-author of 'Dreamweaver MX 2004 for Dummies,' from Wiley Publishing, and 'Teach Yourself Visually: Dreamweaver MX 2004,' also from Wiley Publishing.
From 1997 to 2003, Susannah was an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California School for Communication, where she taught in the School of Journalism. Her classes in online publishing took students from zero to Web site in one semester.
Prior to running Hop Studios, Susannah worked in the Online Journalism and Communication Program at the University of Southern California, writing curriculum, teaching, and conducting research at the intersection of technology and journalism. She was a senior editor of the Online Journalism Review, still the media industry's only Internet-focused journalism publication. Susannah also spent four years at The Los Angeles Times, one of six editors responsible for launching that newspaper's Web site. During her time at LATimes.com, she established the site's multimedia lab, which produced ground-breaking Web audio, video and animation. She also launched and edited MetaHollywood, an online-only publication that covered new Hollywood technology and was LATimes.com's single largest revenue source in 1998.
Susannah earned bachelor's degrees in Print Journalism and American literature at USC.