DIM SUM MEDIA was founded to empower growing businesses and entrepreneurs through services that fit their needs and budgets. The idea is simple: a business that mimics a dim sum menu, where clients check the boxes of the services they truly need. Dim Sum Media exists to champion DC's growing culinary community, and to celebrate the talented people at the heart of the local food and creative movement. We aren't content creators sending out fluff into the web- we create customized, effective strategies with proven results.

Choose collaboration over competition. Only work with people you actually like as people. 

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FARRAH SKEIKY is the Founder, Photographer and Media Strategist of Dim Sum Media. She combines professional photography skills with storytelling to benefit DC's top restaurants, bars, and small businesses. She is a social media strategy expert and a leader in new media solutions. 

Raised in Seattle, Skeiky was surrounded by good food at all times. Her Lebanese/Sierra-Leonean mother would adopt the cuisines of friends, which brought Filipino, Japanese, Brazilian, and Indian food to the dinner table. Meals at friends' homes became an educational ritual full of stories and new family traditions.

Skeiky's career in creative media began when photographing concerts lead to writing about makers who inspired her. In 2013, she visited the Dolcezza Gelato Factory on assignment and found herself coordinating social media and events for her favorite local gelato maker three days later. In the following year, she decided to work with more local restaurants. She has photographed for Washington Post's $20 Diner column and still shoots concerts. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, NPR, Refinery29, Travel & Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, Imbibe, Vanity Fair, USA Today, GQ, Esquire, Washingtonian, Washington Post, NYMag, CoolHunting, and more.

Additionally, she is a resource for fellow entrepreneurs and freelancers, sharing knowledge through workshops, panels, and events focused on understanding and addressing common concerns like entrepreneurship and mental health, knowing and earning your worth, and the elusive work-life balance. 

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CLAIRE ATEKU is Dim Sum Media’s social media and events intern as well as an independent model, and freelance writer and graphic designer. Originally from Kenya, Ateku was raised in Texas before moving to Washington, D.C. four years ago. This summer she will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Strategic, Legal, and Mass Communications and a minor in Graphic Design from the illustrious Howard University. 

Ateku has a range of experience in public relations ranging from managing client social media and press collateral to assisting with pre and post detailing for events like festivals, art shows and conferences. As a lover of all things edible, Ateku is very ecstatic to be working with Dim Sum Media putting her education and acquired work skills to great use in a world that is semi new to her.

Ateku is an art fanatic, animal lover, womanist, and advocate for those less fortunate. Interested in learning more about the gal? Holla at her at claire@dimsum.media.