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Nora Brown

132 Pryce Street #A
Santa Cruz, California 95060

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Stanford University, Stanford, California.
Bachelor of Science in Product Design, a division of Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Italian.  Coursework included: design and product design, studio art, physics, mechanical engineering, manufacturing technology, Italian language and literature.

Università Degli Studi di Firenze, Centro di Cultura per Stranieri, Florence, Italy.
Completed intermediate-advanced course in Italian language.

Office Assistant at RRM, Inc.
Multi-line phone reception, mail, vendor research, report proofreading, editing, and preparation. Designed new logo, stationery, marketing brochure, print ad, holiday party flyer/invites and company holiday postcard. Website in progress.

Freelance Graphic Designer
Completed projects for clients in Santa Cruz and Southern Illinois. See online portfolio.

Office assistant at Nominum, Inc., through OfficeTeam staffing agency.
Handled phones, mail, travel arrangements and other general office duties. Performed customer/strategic partner research for sales and business development directors. Researched and completed business-to-business purchases (e.g. cubicles, electronic meeting assistant).

Photographs of Illinois flora exhibited at Governor French Academy, O’Fallon, Illinois.

Apprentice in silkscreening to Thomas Joseph, St. Louis, Missouri.
Helped Mr. Joseph produce prints for gallery show.  

Video producer. 
Shot and edited videos of local theatrical performances.

Set and costume designer for DanceStation, O’Fallon, Illinois.
Designed and created sets and costumes for ballet concerts and recitals.

Landscaper for DanceStation, O’Fallon, Illinois
Researched, designed, and constructed patio/outdoor seating area.

Formed small interior/exterior house painting business.

Language: Fluent in Italian
Computer: Photoshop, Macromedia Freehand, Adobe Pagemaker, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, HTML, Javascript, C, Microsoft Word and Excel
Other: Drawing, graphic design and layout, storyboarding, prototyping and modeling (in renshape, foamcore, paper, wood, and metal), user research, construction and carpentry.