EVERY GREAT IDEA IS SPARKED BY A GREAT NEED.
When Urban Road was founded in 2010 by self-taught artist and illustrator Suzie Atkin, the need was apparent – there was no way to bring high-quality original canvas art prints into the homes of everyday art-loving Australians.
Suzie’s dream soon turned into reality as she pioneered the way to making beautiful and affordable artwork accessible to savvy art lovers. Joining Suzie as co-owner in 2013, Mishelle Morgan brought with her invaluable expertise in operations and product development, forming the other half of the dynamic duo leading Urban Road in the pursuit of becoming Australia’s go-to artwork supplier.
With the addition of home decor items, acrylic artwork, and, most recently, an amazingly diverse poster collection, our catalogue now includes over 1000 unique and beautiful items. Along with our rapidly expanding collection, we’ve now sold our artwork to over 8,000 customers, supply products to over 200 stockists spanning the entirety of Australia, and have shipped our products all over the globe.
UNIQUE ITEMS IN
PIECES OF ARTWORK
MEET THE TEAM
Suzie is Urban Road’s very own creative genius and chief boundary pusher with impeccable Michael Jackson music knowledge. She is responsible for honing all of the world’s creative energy into beautiful artworks and making magic happen season after season. Her idea of retail therapy is browsing Horseland's online store.
SALES + OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Mishelle is at the helm of the Urban Road ship, navigating through up to 10 excel spreadsheets at one time. She’s the backbone of the business with the biggest dōTERRA collection you've ever seen. She multitasks like a boss, making sure everything runs like a well-oiled, yet aesthetically pleasing, machine.
CREATIVE + MARKETING
A massive dog lover and believer in the power of iced coffee, Melissa is a stickler for brand guidelines and borderline obsessed with the alignment tool! She handles campaigns, branding, collection launches and all things Marketing. Her super powers also include making even the most boring document look like a piece of art.
CUSTOMER CARE MANAGER
A graduate from the Microsoft School for Excel Wizardry, Brenton is a verified people person and makes it his personal mission to make sure that every Urban Road customer interaction is a bright, shiny, happy one. He’s also the proud fur-father of a 52kg doggo, and could talk about cars until the cows come home.
PRESS + SOCIAL MEDIA
Making it her personal mission to stay up to date with what’s trending, Sarah is the voice of Urban Road, managing all things press and social and digital marketing. She is also our in-house vocalist and general ray of sunshine. She has successfully mastered the art of choosing the perfect emoji, and probably loves exclamation marks a little too much!
PRINT + PRODUCTION MANAGER
Deb is our Jill-of-all-trades. When she’s not whipping out random facts about Rock’n’Roll bands, or dropping Dad jokes, she simultaneously (and stylishly) wears the hats of print production manager, quality control manager and web data expert, as well as managing all of our online integrations. This usually keeps her up to her elbows in emails, spreadsheets and print files. Lucky she's a tough cookie!
Sporting outrageous flamingo shirts and checkered Vans, Chris - also known as 'Grandad' - is in charge of printing, trimming and shipping out our rolled print orders. Occasionally found making trips to Bunnings in his Mustang or driving a golf cart full of Alpaca food, he's our Jack-of-all-trades - always ready to lend a helping hand.