Full name

Ronald "Otts" Bolisay

Location

Seattle, WA

Blurb

Visual communications for fun and social change: animation, comics, video. Social Justice Wizard.

Biography

I’ve spent 14 years doing communications work in small nonprofits.

I wore many hats:

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

I’m moving away from nonprofit work and focusing on learning animation and motion graphics. I’m also interested in comics and video.

Ideally, I would like to work in a small shop that produces 2D animations in addition to other visual communications: data visualization, comics explainers, video. I also do comics making workshops.

See more of my work on Instagram and Tumblr.

Experience

Digital Media Specialist

City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

Seattle · December, 2016 – Present

Interim Communications Manager

Northwest African American Museum

Seattle, WA · December, 2015 – March, 2016

Animation and Motion Graphics

Freelance

· 2015 – Present

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

Communications Specialist

OneAmerica

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

Specialties

Video editing, Hand drawn animation, Graphic facilitation

Skills

Final Cut Pro X, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign

Elsewhere