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Anne Zielinski-Old studied fashion and design from 1970-73 at the University of Brighton where she later lectured, and at St Martins School of Art from 1975-1976 where she was trained by the two icons of Fashion illustration, Elizabeth Suter and Colin Barnes.

In 1993 she attended the Royal College of Art, London, undertaking a Research Degree by Project, creating multi-media imagery for video and CD-ROM with animated photographic stills and computer manipulation. Here she worked with Patric Old to create the first computer generated animated mannequin capable of displaying fashion.

Anne Zielinski-Old worked for Mattel Inc. in California 1997-1998 as an Art Director for Barbie Collectibles focusing on the concept, development and strategy for the creation and marketing of each doll she is assigned. Each new Collectible doll features a modern Icon and is presented on the cutting edge of fashion in miniature couture. In 1998 she was the Project Leader and Designer of the Elizabeth Taylor Auction Doll bought by Demi Moore. Other icons created for Mattel Inc include Princess Diana and the new Barbie design for the Fashion Model Collection. Several appearances on TV included Entertainment Tonight.

Major clients have included Harrods of Knightsbridge, Fortnum and Mason, Garrards Crown Jewelers, Burberrys, Macys, Sanger-Harris, Bullocks, The Sunday Times, Vogue, The Harvard Business Review, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Ashton Drake Galleries, The Danbury Mint, and more.


Fashion Doll Quarterly, NYC. Special Project Development.


Pedigree Dolls & Toys UK Design and development of Classic Sindy Doll
MBI Inc/Danbury Mint UK,
Darien CT, Design and development of Classic Sindy Doll, Product Development - Preliminary Design, Conceptual Presentations - Ongoing
Mattel Inc, El Segundo, CA. Staff Designer/Art Director, Barbie Collectibles, Preliminary Design
Ashton Drake Galleries, London. Licensed doll designs for direct mail.


Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn. Visiting Lecturer, Fashion Life Drawing, Special Projects, Design.
University of Brighton, Visiting Lecturer, Visual Research, Fashion Life Drawing, Portfolio Design.
Rhode Island School of Design, Fashion Life Drawing and Portfolio Presentation.


Asprey&Garrards, Crown Jewellers, London. Original artworks for 13 windows and banners.
Nina Ricci, Paris. Animated electronic story board "Freedom" on Quantel paintbox, pilot for video.
Fortnum & Mason, London. Catalog Concept, Design, Fashion Art & Copy. Window Concept, Design, Styling & original artworks. Fashion show organisation & development.
Adel Rootstein, London, fashion mannequins. Catalog cover and concept design for initial promotion of their "Freize" collection.
Harrods of Knightsbridge, London. Chief illustrator for major newspaper ads, point of sale, and catalogs. Art Direction Award for cover of Harrods Magazine
Sanger Harris, Dallas, Texas, USA, Departmental Manager, In-House Advertising Art and Chief Illustrator for "A1" newspaper Ads.
Bullocks, Los Angeles, Advertising layout design and illustration.

Other clients:
Macy's, New York, Sebastian Hair Products, CA. RedkenLab, CA. The Newport Ctr Fashion Mall, CA. Ogilvy & Mather, London. Boase Massimi, Pollit, London, Maximillion Furs, NYC, The Donegar Group, NYC, Levi Straus, San Fransisco...........


Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication. Consultant to Department of FashionDesign.
Brighton & Hove Museum of Art. Exhibits expert for the Body Gallery & Dolls., Los Angeles. Fashion Consultant on this on-line teen Magazine.
ModaCAD, Los Angeles. Advised on the transition from print to on-line Fashion forecast reports using the Moda CAD magic catalog software in conjunction with their 2.5D software.
Jacob Rohner, Zurich, Switzerland. Forecast design for this lace and embroidery manufacturer.
Associated Merchandising Corporation, London, New York, Milan. Working directly with the legendary Bernie Ozer, forecast reports for his New york office pulled from Europe.
Nigel French Enterprises, London, Fashion Forecast Co-ordinator, and illustrator.


Brighton Museum Art Gallery, UK. "Guys'n'Dolls": Art, Science, Fashion & Relationships.May 2005
Louvre, Paris,"European Lifestyles 2030" Erasmus exhibit at the May 2002
The Proud Gallery, London. "Art of Barbie" Elton John AIDS foundation/Barbie's 40th Anniversary
DOTY Award 2000, Industry's choice, for Mattel Inc for my interpretaion of Elizabeth Taylor as 'Cleopatra' Collectible doll.
Dream Halloween, Los Angeles, Elizabeth Taylor, 'one of a kind' auction doll. Highest price paid in any doll auction. $25.000.00 for Children Affected by Aids Foundation, ( CAAF).
"Entertainment Tonight" TV interview October 1999 as Designer and Art Director of Elizabeth Taylor 'one of a kind' auction doll.
Doll Reader Magazine. Cover, credits and articles in a number of doll publications.
Hollywood Entertainment Museum, 1998, Hollywood, CA. Painting,'The Night Diana Died'
Helsinki Conference on Fashion Design 1993, Helsinki. Digital Fashion Art.
Inspiration Magazine (Corporate Identity) Zurich. Article on Fortnum & Mason works.
Creativity Award '82 Art Direction magazine, New York, for illustration, Oroton Catalogue.
Creativity Award '83 Art Direction magazine, New York, for cover illustration, Harrods Magazine.
"Illustrator '82" Exhibition at "Zippers" Cooper Square, New York.
Danceteria '83 New York, regular exhibits of original Fashion Art.
Marina Henderson London, selling originals of published illustrations to private collectors.


University of Brighton, Central St Martin's & The Royal College of Art, London.