Rita Suzanne


Rita Suzanne is a brand designer and strategist based in Columbus, Ohio. She taught herself HTML and web development during the 2008 recession when her corporate bosses needed her to “step in” and take over the marketing department.

Then she taught herself design so she could quit her corporate job and move to Ohio (as one does). She’s been building beautiful, functional websites ever since.

Over the past decade, she’s worked with over 100 small businesses, designing and building websites, sales pages, courses and membership sites from scratch.

During that time she noticed many business owners (and fellow designers!) mistakenly equating branding with cool logos and a nice color palette, without addressing user experience or strategy.

She founded Designed with Strategy in early 2019, and created the “Dedicated Day” model to eliminate lengthy timelines and endless back-and-forth that are de rigueur in the design industry.

Rita has two young sons, a burgeoning coffee addiction, and a whole lotta leggings

What Others Say

We needed a super-quick turnaround on TWO sites – one was essentially a full build of a sales page and one was a hardcore tweak of another, and Rita came through flawlessly. I loved, loved, loved how Rita was clear in her communication, anticipated the freak outs we would have given our timeline, and always stayed in touch with a reassuring attitude. She knows her stuff technically, but also has a great heart! Always a win in my book.

Nisha Moodley


I haven’t just hired Rita once. I’ve hired her twice and will continue to do so. There is no better compliment than repeat business and every time I work with Rita, it just gets better and better. Her turnaround time is excellent. Her communication is amazing. Her support is unmatched. And she literally brings your vision to life. I was so proud of our work the first time we worked together, but this time, I am completely floored! Thank you, Rita for bringing this dream to reality. I couldn’t have done it without you!!

Megan Hale


I hired Rita to help me take my fledgling business and transition to a business that was optimized with automation, a website I am proud of, a plan for my client offerings and experience, and earning an income. I have gained so much confidence and direction. I can completely see that my dream is doable.

I would recommend Rita to anyone with a business in any stage who wants more clarity, direction, branding or a new website.

Jennifer Singh, MD


Rita’s story


Introduction to Design

While working in a corporate real estate office in southern California, she was put in charge of marketing.


First Clients

After having her two boys and taking time off, she returned to corporate but couldn’t walk away from online business so she started working with a few clients on the side.


Took the Leap

Ready for a change, she picked up and moved from southern California back to Ohio in order to start her business.


Back to California

After two years in Ohio and getting to work with some amazing clients, a few personal events drove her family back to California.


Home in Ohio

What was meant to be a visit, turned in to divorce and relocation. This also opened up some clarity on what she wanted to do.


What she discovered

Finally feeling completely clear on the direction, services, offers and target audience, her business started getting the results she wanted because of her focus on strategy.

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