Olivia Dimmer

I'm a


Curious Human & Storyteller

Stories aren't limited to one medium. A good storyteller shouldn't be either. I have the skills in reporting, writing, photography, videography, design, social media and web development to tell stories in the most engaging ways possible.


  • Reporting and writing
  • DSLR Photography
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Software including Lightroom, Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Social media management
  • HTML5, CSS, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, JQuery
  • User experience research, testing and design
  • Creating communication strategies



Olivia Dimmer

Innovative and deadline-driven storyteller with 5+ years of experience finding, conceptualizing and developing messages and stories people want to engage with.


Technical Communication and Information Architecture M.S.

2018 - 2020

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Studied UX/UI research and design as well as web and app development. Took courses in graphic design, editing and project management.

Media and Information B.A.

2013 - 2017

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Minored in documentary filmmaking while also studying journalism, design and web development.

Volunteer Experience

Reading Tutor

2017 - 2018

SOS Children's Illinois, Chicago, IL

Provided reading tutoring and homework help services for elementary-aged children in group foster homes.

Food Distrubution Volunteer

2020 - 2021

Lakeview Pantry, Chicago, IL

Sorted, packaged, and delivered food to clients.

Professional Experience

Assistant Content Director

2017 - Present

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

  • Led the creation of a visual brand identity for Illinois Tech
  • Project managed, shot and edited all visual materials for website relaunch and continue to do so to keep site updated
  • Write stories, shoot photos and create video packages to aid in fundraising, recruitment and brand awareness

Breaking News Intern


The Oregonian/OregonLive.com, Portland, OR

  • Reported on breaking news and met deadlines in fast-paced situations
  • Created front page content with written stories and photos
  • Crafted videos for social media

Election Stringer Reporter


The Associated Press, Lansing, MI

Collegiate Correspondent


USATODAY College, Lansing, MI

Breaking News Intern


South Florida Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL



The State News, East Lansing, MI

Breaking News Intern


Jackson Citizen Patriot/MLive, Jackson, MI


  • All
  • Writing
  • Video
  • Photo