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


Digital Media Specialist

City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

Interim Communications Manager

Northwest African American Museum

Animation and Motion Graphics


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

Communications Specialist


Director of Technology and Communications

Voices Education Project

Electronic Communications & Advocacy Coordinator

Children's Alliance

Community Development & Operations Manager

Project Alchemy


Rep. Pramila Jayapal's 2014 Campaign Columbia Legal Services Seattle Public Library Surge Reproductive Justice Batflip Crazy Aspen's Criminal Justice Reform Initiative Delridge Neighborhood Development Association Seattle Gay News Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment


Illustration Video editing Hand drawn animation Graphic recording and facilitation Comics


Final Cut Pro X After Effects Photoshop InDesign Illustrator