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Georgette Thorsnes

Georgette Thorsnes

Platform Design Manager

FGL

Los Angeles, Other

FGL is the internet's largest community of indie game developers. We have helped over 30,000 independent game developers launch their games through our monetization, distribution, and marketing platform. I manage our team of internal engineers, and I am in charge of UX, UI, and brand design.

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Women in STEM careers, mentoring, games, robotics, designing light & music syncopation algorithms (I'm a huge LED/music visualization geek), eco-conscious design, development, tech start-ups, new technology

UX Manager
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FGL/Lucrative Gaming, LLC

Platform Design Manager

DevOps facilitator, in charge of:
Updating legacy systems to reflect more progressive engineering standards.
Facilitating Engineering team's initiatives through Agile development process.
Leading design, development and system architecture projects.
Accountability & reporting for Engineering team on a weekly basis.
Approval of time sheets, organization and prioritization of engineering tasks.
Some coding/programming, server setup and deployment.

Programming Language/OS proficiencies required in duties:
LAMP stack, PHP, Ajax, jQuery, javascript, Ubuntu/Linux, HTML5, CSS3, SQL

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Virtual-Actor.com

Head Assistant Web Designer

Developed website designs and front-end web programming for nearly 100 clients.
Focused on creating online resumes and portfolios for actors, singers, models, and photographers.
Created database management systems for multiple clients.
Corresponded with clients through constant emails, phone calls, and Skype chats.
Managed concept meetings and proposals for clients.

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Sizzle USA

Head Designer, Prototype Developer, Media Marketing Strategist

Lead initiatives on UI/UX design, development, and marketing strategies for numerous mobile applications, websites, and smartphone/tablet accessories.

CG Design Studios

Owner/CEO

Owner, creative director, producer of a broad creative spectrum, including UI/UX design, graphic design, web & mobile platform programming, and spacial design projects ranging from layout, graphic rendering through AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Sketchup and Revit, and furniture design/creation from concept drawings to final design schematics.

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Hulu

Customer Support Advocate

Technical support through email and phone support, billing issues support, and social media campaign support through Twitter, Wordpress, and Facebook

Apple

Mac Specialist/Mobile Device Technician, Trainer, Mentor

Understand needs and wants of consumers purchasing high end electronics and finding solutions-driven products and services to meet each customer’s individual needs.
Responsible for performing sales duties, keeping classified information safe, opening/closing the store, and being up to date and knowledgable on all Apple products, services, software, and third-party products, services, and software.
Lead marketing coordinator for the mentor team to help train and mentoring new and existing employees.
Responsible for training and teaching computer software classes to adult learners.
Help mobile device support with technical issues and troubleshooting devices for customers.
Answer phones, direct questions and support customers with a diverse set of issues.
Was given an award for my in-demand knowledge base for the correct solutions for problems and complex issues that require “out-of-the-box” solutions

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Numerous Production Companies

Set Production Assistant

Day player as a Production Assistant on television, film, and commercial Sets.
Responsible for performing Lock-up duties, helping sign in Background Actors, and reporting to 2nd 2nd A.D.’s for other tasks.

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Aramark Uniform Services

Account Representative

Hired as an account representative for outside B2B sales.
Performed with little or no supervision to carry out territory sales throughout the sales process.
Telephone prospected, In-person prospected, and followed up on leads from various sources.
Conducted needs assessments, consultations, and presentations for prospects and clients.
Collaborated with other sales professionals, managers, and departments to close sales and performed all paperwork duties to finalize sales ordering process.
Installed new accounts for business, set up credit accounts, and initiated billing cycles.

Career medium 04
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Brown’s Catering

Sales/Event Coordinator

Generated and obtained new business leads through multiple avenues, including bridal expo's, tastings, and online media marketing.
Followed through with every aspect of event, from initial contact to menu planning to server and event details, invoicing, and final wrap-up of events.
Maintained a positive and customer-oriented focus with even the most discerning clients.

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Motivagent

Research & Program Design

Research, design, and draft proposals to an extremely demanding client base.
Follow up with clients and vendors to cover all aspects of event service planning.
Assist in executing business event services and brand marketing campaigns to varying levels of client needs.

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Career medium 02

King 5 News

News & Assignment Desk Intern

As an Intern on the TV News Assignment desk, assisted the editors in the creation and editing of scripts and ad copy for live newscasts. Collaborated with reporters and photographers on selected feature stories.

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Arts and Entertainment Editor

Hired as an editor for the university newspaper with responsibilities for writing and editing content for the publication.
Provided proofreading, copyediting and media QA functions for story.
Assigned reporters to research and write stories / reviews of cultural events on-and off-campus.
Managed the workflow for each assigned release, ensured all incoming tasks and projects are completed and forwarded to a senior editor within tight time parameters.
Maintained detail records of all stories related to arts and entertainment that were published in both the online and print versions.
Collaborated with other departments, providing assistance in print layout and both on- and off-campus distribution.

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Anchor Blue Clothing Store

Assistant Manager

Hired as a Retail Associate and was promoted to an Assistant Manager’s position for a leading retail chain that specializes in apparel for both young men and women.
Established a strong rapport with customers and determine unique needs and personal preferences. Contacted clients with personal notifications of new products, special promotions & limited edition SKUs.
Made recommendations and present merchandise selections, providing detailed product information. Assisted clients with fitting and final selections.
Processed sales transactions and reconciled receipts at the close of business; conducted regular product inventory.
Built merchandising and point-of purchase displays for special store events as well as for normal business activities.
Collaborated with other retail associates in the planning and execution of in-store special events.

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General Assemb.ly

Certification, User Experience Design

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Associate of Arts (A.A.), Interior Design

University of California, Los Angeles

Certification, Design Communications Arts

University of Washington

Bachelor's, Journalism, Media & Society, Law, Mass Communication