Dorri Olds

255 West 23rd Street Suite 3bw New York, NY 10011 USA

Professional Experience

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.


Graphic Designer
15 Years
20 Years
Web Designer
16 Years


10 Years
20 Years
5 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
5 Years
Online/new media
15 Years
20 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Women in Development (10+), National MS Society (10+), Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York (10+), Holistic Primary Care (10+), Little Baby Face Foundation (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Association of Fundraising Professionals (10+), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (10+), Thomas Romo, III, M.D. (10+)

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

Technical Skills

Write, Edit, Web design, Web development, Graphic Design, Illustration, Video, Photography

Foreign Language Skills

Conversational Spanish


American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA) Graphic Artists Guild (GAG)

Computer Skills

Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Word, HTML, Dreamweaver, Java, Flash


ipad, iphone, Mac laptop, mac G5, audio recorder, diigital camera mac G5 OS 10.6.8 professional Epson scanner

Work Permits & Visas



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 TEIGIT

Work Samples

Writing Samples

(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.
(NY Resident magazine 1/1/2011)
I am a freelance reporter who covers Celebrities, Travel, Book/Movie/TV Reviews and human interest essays.
(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 Mia Farrow, or “Zelig,” when the title character appears on the nightly news with the Pope and Calvin Coolidge.
(ASJA Monthly 6/1/2011)
Celebrating the Success of the 40th ASJA Writers Conference
(New York Press non-fiction contest 9/9/2009)
1st Place winner of the Summer 2009 creative non-fiction writing contest
(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.
(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.


(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
(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.
(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 Miami Vice and in movie Miami Blues, Steve Geng's tail is hair raising. It's amazing he is alive to tell this wild rollercoaster of a story.
(Series of 3 websites 10/12/2008)
series of 3 websites i designed, wrote and edited copy for, and manage on an ongoing basis.