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Robyn Sussel is a health communicator and social marketer with 30 years of national and international experience. Early in her career she worked for a national HIV research organization, creating a bridge between researchers and people living with HIV, an experience that cemented her dedication to using marketing communications to promote social causes. 

She joined creative firm, Signals Design Group in 2001, soon becoming the firm’s co-owner and co-principal. During her time at Signals she built the agency’s health, research and human rights practice and helped lead its transformation from traditional design firm to digital agency. During this time she branded almost 75 organizations and created integrated campaigns that changed minds, attitudes, and behaviours.

Her client list included Vancouver Coastal Health, the Provincial Health Services Authority, St. Paul’s Foundation, Harm Reduction International, the Open Society Foundations, the Canadian Hospice & Palliative Care Association, UNAIDS, the First Nations Health Authority, Community Living BC, and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.

After 15 years of agency life, in 2016 she passed the baton to a new owner and now continues to pursue her passion for health, research and human rights by mentoring young communicators and creative teams as well as volunteering on several boards.

Robyn has an honours undergraduate degree in communications from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Media Studies from Concordia University in Montreal.


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