Full name

Ronald "Otts" Bolisay


Seattle, WA


Visual communications for fun and social change: illustration, comics, graphic design, video, animation.


I worked 14 years doing communications work for small nonprofits, wearing many hats:

  • Video production
  • Graphic design
  • Strategic communications planning
  • Social media management
  • Media relations
  • Content creation
  • Training
  • Community development
  • Brand management

These days, I do communications work with the City of Seattle and work with a range of nonprofits as part of RoadMap Consulting. On the side, I'm exploring being an artist in the DIY world of mini comix, zines and self-published books.

I also do comics making workshops.

See more of my work on Instagram and Tumblr.


Crisis Communications & Digital Security Consultant


· 2017 – Present

Digital Media Specialist

City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

Seattle, WA · December, 2016 – Present

Interim Communications Manager

Northwest African American Museum

Seattle, WA · December, 2015 – March, 2016

Animation and Motion Graphics


· 2015 – Present

Building on existing storytelling and design experience to explore animation as a vehicle for social change.

Communications Specialist


Seattle, WA · September, 2010 – June, 2014

Director of Technology and Communications

Voices Education Project

Seattle, WA · 2008 – 2010

Electronic Communications & Advocacy Coordinator

Children's Alliance

Seattle, WA · 2004 – 2007

Community Development & Operations Manager

Project Alchemy

Seattle, WA · 2001 – 2004


The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions Rep. Pramila Jayapal's 2014 Campaign Columbia Legal Services Seattle Public Library Surge Reproductive Justice Batflip Crazy


Illustration, Video editing, Hand drawn animation, Graphic recording and facilitation, Comics


Final Cut Pro X, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator