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Suzette Troche-Stapp a.k.a “the glitterguru” is one of the most sought-after photographer/digital artists today. A pioneer in the field of digital art, she has been working with digital imaging since the early 1980’s. In 1995 she co-founded the web-design firm Red Channel Interactive, which was soon widely acclaimed for its visually and technically groundbreaking work.
As an award-winning photographer and digital artist, her vast background has given her a wealth of experience in the intersection of art and technology. Her commercial images are as visually stunning as they are innovative, and she has built a client list that includes such well-recognized names as Hewlett-Packard, Bombshell Studio Make-Up, Vibe Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Brooke Shields, Jenny McCarthy, Kathy Griffin, and others. Here images have been broadcast to millions on shows like “The View” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn”.
In addition to her commercial work Suzette is also an award winning author her book for New Riders Publishing titled “the glitterguru on Photoshop- From Concept to Cool”, just won the coveted Designers Bookshelf Award for-“Most Exciting New Photoshop Book of 2003”
This glitterguru is also Contributing Editor for PEI Magazine. Her column, “Ask the Glitter Guru, Sage Advice For The Photoshop Fiend”, gives advice based on real-world experience about what digital work for advertising entails. Suzette has also contributed to many other publications, including Step by Step Electronic Design, Agosto Design (Japan), Micro Publishing News, Digital Imaging, Photographic Processing, What Digital Camera (U.K.), Digital Imaging (U.K.), Computer Foto (Germany), and Publish. Recognized throughout her industry, Suzette was recently named one of the “Top 40 Photoshop Experts” by Wacom, and was also awarded the 2001 “Guru Award” for excellence in Photoshop design by NAPP.