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Erica Bolvin

Erica Bolvin

Creative Director

Northwest Travel Magazine

Greater Seattle Area

Creative Director / Design Educator

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Northwest Travel Magazine

Creative Director

Creative stewardship, design and production of the products published by Explorer Media & Marketing including Northwest Travel & Life Magazine, Tastemaker (a special interest publication) and Meeting News Northwest as well as house marketing and outreach products, sponsored events and trade show sales & marketing materials. Liaison with printers and contractors. Participate in marketing and business strategy. Work with executive, editorial and sales staff to coordinate and manage production schedules and tasks. Business and management tasks include editorial conceptualization, flat plan layout and management, page count and edit/ad ratio planning, ad coordination, assisting in intern guidance, art direction, participating in marketing and business strategy. Design tasks include design and layout, image acquisition, photography, illustration, photo composites, image correction, ad layout, mechanical setup of final files for print, and uploading, reviewing and approving pages for print.

Northwest College of Art & Design (NCAD)

Adjunct Faculty

Teaching classes within the Visual Communications discipline, including Graphic Design and Typography, as well as Business Entrepreneurship for creatives. Writing lesson plans and designing projects that reinforce course content and allow students to demonstrate understanding and practice working through the complete design process.