My Bio

Thomson Work History

brief case

In my corporate past, I enjoyed crafting video programs that helped to change peoples’ attitudes and their behavior, or helped them to learn something new. When multimedia and web design arrived on the scene, I jumped into that concentration, while keeping video as a viable option for those that enjoy the motion medium. With YouTube as a dominant player in communications today, video is a strong motivator.

Project Manager/Designer/Producer: Trudy Thomson & Associates, Chapel Hill, NC   (2008-present) Primarily working independently for small businesses, initiatives and artists on custom projects.

Instructional Technologist/eLearning: SAS® Institute, Inc., Cary, NC   (2003-2007) Part of team developing SAS training on wide array of subjects delivered through the web. My Business Intelligence Overview was adapted by SAS to use as their major marketing message.

Educational Multimedia Product Manager: SAS inSchool, SAS® Institute, Inc. Cary, NC   (1997-2001) Responsible for managing 14 professionals producing 17 products in ten months.

Multimedia Project Manager: SouthPeak Interactive/ SVP, SAS® Institute, Inc. Cary, NC (1994-1997) Designed the first and second international marketing message for SAS that was Web-enabled.

Video Product Developer. Promoted to Senior and Principal positions: SAS Video Productions, SAS® Institute, Inc., Cary, NC (1984-1994) Produced a wide range of programs for SAS software as well as other companies.

Instructional Designer/Producer: NC Department of Human Services/ Telecommunication Project, Raleigh, NC (1983-1984) Produced the first teleconferencing for the state of North Carolina.

Media Manager: NC Personnel Development Center, Raleigh, NC (1975-1983) Produced training delivered in various mediums for 17 departments.

Thomson Educational Background – Masters in Media from UNC

I’ve always been curious about what affects our perceptions and the way we think. As an undergraduate psychology was the choice for me. And I found a graduate program about designing for media to change how people feel and how they learn. A major emphasis was on visual design.

M. Ed. Educational Media: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1974)

B.A. Psychology/Education: Converse College, Spartanburg, S.C. (1968)