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  Dorri Olds
Professional/Personal Overview
  Non-fiction writer, Member: American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA); Graphic Artists Guild (GAG). Articles include web content, social media, seo blogs, reviews: book/movie/TV/travel/art, dogs, nonprofits, relationships, NYC, journalism, reporting. New Woman magazine, New York Press winner of Summer 09 creative non-fiction award, Book anthologies ex: Chicken Soup. I am an established web design/web master and write content for many sites including nonprofits, medical, small business, writers.
Work Info
Graphic Designer 15 Years
Writer 20 Years
Web Designer 16 Years
Entertainment 10 Years
Travel 5 Years
Philanthropy 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Women in Development (11+), National MS Society (11+), Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York (11+), Holistic Primary Care (11+), Little Baby Face Foundation (6-10)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Association of Fundraising Professionals (11+), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (11+), Thomas Romo, III, M.D. (11+)
Other Work History
Art Director for the Acorn Group, a litigation graphics firm. Writer/Editor/Designer for Association of Fundraising Professionals
Freelance designer for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Write and edit contents for a long list of freelance clients
Computer Skills
Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Word, HTML, Dreamweaver, Java, Flash
Technical Skills
Write, Edit, Web design, Web development, Graphic Design, Illustration, Video, Photography
ipad, iphone, Mac laptop, mac G5, audio recorder, diigital camera
mac G5 OS 10.6.8
professional Epson scanner
Foreign Language Skills
Conversational Spanish
Work Permits & Visas
American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA)
Graphic Artists Guild (GAG)
Dr. Rosalind Kalb, National MS Society
Sharon Epstein, Association of Fundraising Professionals
Holistic Primary Care, Meg Sinclair
1st Place in Summer 09 creative non-fiction NY Press contest, Parsons School of Design, BFA, Dean's List, work chosen for many exhibits and for school catalogue
Graphic Artists Guild
BFA Parsons School of Design, Graduate courses: School of Visual Arts: Web Design, Advanced Photoshop, Advanced HTML; Years of journalism and memoir study under mentor, author Susan Shapiro; Advanced memoir and advanced fiction classes at Gotham Writers Workshop
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel locally. I have a driver's license.
Work Samples
Writing Samples  
(ASJA Monthly, 6/1/2011)
Celebrating the Success of the 40th ASJA Writers Conference
(The Forward/The Arty Semite, 5/20/2011)
I interviewed Woody Allen about hismovie, “Midnight in Paris.” Woody Allen did what he does best. He created a character out of a city and added his signature sleight-of-hand magic. Think “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” when a handsome leading man steps through a screen to romance a depression-era M
(NY Resident magazine, 1/1/2011)
I am a freelance reporter who covers Celebrities, Travel, Book/Movie/TV Reviews and human interest essays.
(New York Press non-fiction contest, 9/9/2009)
1st Place winner of the Summer 2009 creative non-fiction writing contest
(City Dog magazine, 8/15/2009)
Buddy, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, helps New York City Woman mend her broken, embittered heart
(The Ultimate Christmas, 7/25/2008)
A cranky Atheist Jewish family has a dysfunctional Christmas together. Funny and sad.
(Chicken Soup for the Chocolate Lover's Soul, 6/25/2007)
A bittersweet tale of a lonely old widow who buys chocolates for her co-op neighbors so they'll like her.
(At Grandmother's Table, 11/30/2000)
An anthology of stories about food, life and the enduring bond between grandmothers and granddaughters. Each personal story is accompanied by the writer's favorite recipe from grandma. Lovely coffee table book in hardcover and in paperback.
(Author, 3/17/2009)
An intimate story of how one family dealt with the unthinkable—homicide. The questions this true crime book poses are universal for those of us who have lost someone we love to sudden death: why did this happen, how to go on and find meaning to life, how to heal to whatever degree possible
(Steve Geng, author, 10/16/2008)
A book about a brother and sister and their two turbulent lives. Sister Veronica Geng, celebrated humor writer for the New Yorker magazine moved up the ladder of success, while her brother, Steve Geng, slipped down into the gutter. A life of heroin addiction, theft, off and on sobriety, actor on Mia
(Series of 3 websites, 10/12/2008)
series of 3 websites i designed, wrote and edited copy for, and manage on an ongoing basis.
(Little Baby Face Foundation, 1/1/2006)
A nonprofit organization that provides free plastic surgery to children born with extreme facial deformities like microtia, hemifacial microsomia, facial palsy, cleft lip/cleft palate, hearing problems. I write, edit and provide all design services including web design and maintenance.
Contact Info
  Dorri Olds
255 West 23rd Street
Suite 3bw
New York, NY 10011

Tel: 212-229-0439  
E-Mail: info@DorriOlds.com
Website: http://DorriOlds.com