Full name

Ronald "Otts" Bolisay

Location

Seattle, WA

Blurb

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

Biography

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.

Experience

Crisis Communications & Digital Security Consultant

RoadMap

· 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

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

Clients

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

Specialties

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

Skills

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

Elsewhere