After working in the fashion industry and having received her apprenticeship certificates as a Fashion Tailor and Technical Assistant for the Garment Industry in Germany, Susanne graduated in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design/Technology with an emphasis in Costumes. Then she worked extensively as a Draper, Costume Assistant, Lead Wardrobe, and Costume Designer for theaters such as The Fireside Theatre, Madison Repertory Theatre, The Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, and other theatres in the area. 

In 2014 she graduated from the Academy of Art, San Francisco with a Master in Fine Arts in Fashion Design. Since then she has continued to freelance as a designer and taught fashion classes as an Adjunct Teacher in the fashion department at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee.