Based in New York, Susan Lyons is the founding principal of a collaborative studio that designs compelling and environmentally intelligent products for industrial and consumer use. Prior to launching her own consultancy, Lyons was Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Design for Designtex, where she developed textiles characterized by the innovative use of materials and the introduction of technologies new to the contract industry. A lifelong champion of sustainable design, Susan Lyons collaborated with William McDonough to create the first collection of compostable contract textiles. She also is one of the inventors of a patent-pending, closed-loop printing system designed to incorporate only materials able to be reused or repurposed. Lyons is the recipient of numerous national and international design awards, and her work is found in museum collections in the United States and Europe.