Nora Chovanec is a multidisciplinary designer, marketing specialist, multimedia producer and environmentalist. Her experience spans work on food systems, sustainability design, species advocacy, environmental justice, health equity, globalization, and urban/rural development. Nora loves to collaborate with clients, designers, and technologists to guide intentional, thought-provoking, and accessible work that strives to elevate an organization’s storytelling capabilities across mediums and platforms.
Nora holds a BFA in Fine Art (with concentrations in photography and printmaking) from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a BA in International Women’s Studies with Honos Civicus distinction from Tufts University. Her background includes over a decade of work as a designer and researcher for architect Maya Lin’s science-based art memorial What Is Missing?, seven years leading the team at Texas Farmers’ Market and organizing the Austin Fermentation Festival, and fifteen years building a diverse catalog of design, documentary photography and video stories produced in the U.S. and abroad.
Nora is currently a Creative Director at the digital agency Threespot, a certified B Corporation focused on forward-thinking ideas based in Washington D.C. where she works with clients such Planned Parenthood, The Trevor Project, National Parks Trust, U.S. Department of State, Partnership for a Healthier America and more. In addition, Nora is a member of the Female Design Council, Design Director for the nonprofit Travis Audubon and a judge for the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest.
Nora’s work has been featured on the New York Times, PBS, Austin American Statesman, KUT, Bon Appétit, Domino Magazine, The Kitchn, Food52, Vice Munchies, Fathom, Extra Crispy, Edible Austin, Good Food Jobs, Hogsalt, The Edible Schoolyard and more.
Nora is passionate about helping communities build sustainable practices that support and conserve the natural environment and she believes the space for understanding and change begins with conversation and creativity. Raised an Oregonian, Nora has become a Texan by way of marriage and amante de la Ciudad de México after numerous freelance stints in the city. She currently lives in Washington D.C. with her husband, the Arabic and Turkish scholar Matthew Chovanec, a beloved cat Pamuk, and a plethora of pollinators in their home garden patch.