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WITI Women | Nori-zso Tolson

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Nori-zso Tolson is a partner of twenty2product, a motion graphics and interactive production company in downtown San Francisco. She learned her craft within a family of television directors at Tolson Visuals, New York. She continued developing her skills as an artist at San Francisco animation house Colossal Pictures, then later as a 3d animator at Synthetic Video, where she and Terry Green met and decided to go into business as twenty2product in 1988.

22p's internationally recognized client work appears as title design, broadcast identity, motion graphics for commercials, and prototyping for www sites. 22p mostly serves a technology, sports and entertainment based clientele, including Nike, NEC, Adobe Systems, IBM, Levi Strauss & Company, MTV, America Online, Yahoo!, Apple Computer, Sony, and Hewlett-Packard. Examples of projects designed by 22p are available online at: http://www.twenty2.com

Nori-zso Tolson answers these questions:
1. What was your first job in technology?
2. Who has been your most significant mentor? Why?
3. What has been your greatest challenge and what strategies did you use to overcome obstacles?
4. Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?
5. What lessons have you learned that would be valuable to women beginning their careers in technology?
6. What new technology do you believe will have the most positive impact on the world in the next 20 years? The most negative impact?

On the lighter side:
1. If you could have dinner with any 2 people (living or not), who would they be?
2. What was the last book you read? What books do you love to recommend?
3. If you couldn't do what you are doing now, what profession would you choose?
4. What is your definition of success?

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