Susan Dodd literally grew up with bricks and mortar (her family owned a boutique brick company) and, as a result, she has been embedded in and enjoyed the building industry from an early age. Now an interior designer for close to 30 years, a retail store, ‘A Zest for Living’ is a major part of the business, stocking quality European products. Assignments cover product supply, accessorising and interior design services — on both small and large projects. The most challenging to date, a comprehensive interior design service and product supply for a property valued at in excess of $5 million. Susan is a strong believer in keeping up with international trends, and each year she visits the Milan Furniture Fair. Over the years, integrity, passion and attention to detail have been hallmarks. She worked for AV Jennings as Display Manager South Australia, Victoria and country New South Wales in the mid-1990s, winning numerous awards. Prior to that she worked for a large building company.