Nora Mickee

Entrepreneurship and creativity are two things that have been deeply ingrained within Nora since the time she was a little kid.

Co-founder StudioPTBO

What do you do when you’re a 14-year-old with artistic talent? You figure out how to sell your services, obviously. Entrepreneurship and creativity are two things that have been deeply ingrained within Nora since the time she was a little kid. Nora did what she does best—she drew —creating custom ads for businesses in Peterborough through hand-drawn illustrations. And that was just the beginning.

After 4 years as an apprentice in Toronto, Nora returned to Peterborough to begin a family, working evenings and nights as a freelance graphic designer while her children grew up. Little did she know at the time, the seeds she was planting as a freelancer ended up blossoming into a graphic and web design business called Studio-N, which she launched in 2001.

StudioPTBO was born through a fusion between Neil Morton’s PTBOCanada.com and Nora’s Studio-N. Both of them dreamers, the concept was to create something where anything is possible for their clients. “We are creating a service hub with an extremely deep well of creative, technical and media talent that we are hand-picking,” she says. “With the combination of the right skills and the right people, we are creating something that is unique in Peterborough because of our depth of services.”

Being a business owner and leader presents many challenges, but Nora sees it as an incredible opportunity to surround herself with like minded, passionate individuals who share her goals and aspirations. Nora takes dreams and turns them into realities—her resume is proof.

Born and raised in Peterborough, Nora’s passion and love for the community is infectious. When Nora isn’t dreaming up something creative, she’s most likely outside painting, drawing, hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing or navigating a new trail somewhere in the Kawarthas.

Why Nora thinks you should work with StudioPTBO

“We are creating something amazing here in Peterborough, where clients will be able to find everything they need—a one-stop-shop where anything is possible. With our technology and social media marketing skillset, StudioPTBO is in a unique position in the community because of the depth of professional services we offer. I see us becoming the go-to agency for brand storytelling in the modern era.”

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