I am an artist, even though my life has gone in several directions lately. Both my parents were artists. My degree is in Architecture, but I got sidetracked into newspaper design and infographics in my 20s. I love page design, typography, illustration, fine art and photography. I also groove on the history and science of design, which manifests itself in my love of flags and maps, which goes well with my journalistic bent. 
I spend my free time with my three teen sons and wife. We live among the apple orchards in Sebastopol, California (Sonoma County wine country north of San Francisco). My non-artistic interests run the gamut from the Oregon Ducks to James Bond. But who knows, my dream job might crop up that involves Art, Ducks and 007!?



Dennis Bolt Studio, Sebastopol, CA

The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA
   Graphics Editor

Marin Independent Journal, Novato CA
   Graphic Artist & Page Designer

Statesman Journal, Salem, OR
   Graphic Artist

Oregon Daily Emerald, Eugene, OR
   Presentation Editor          

University of Oregon
    Bachelor of Architecture, Art History & Geography minors 



Art at the Source open studios, 2010-2017

Fieldstone Winery 2012

Rohnert Park Library Photography Show 2012

‘All in the Family’ Gallery II, 2011

Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 2010

Michel-Schlumberger Winery, Healdsburg, CA, 2010

Prudential Real Estate, Sebastopol, CA, 2010

Gualala Arts, 2009-2011

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 1995-2017



Society of News Design, Awards of excellence

    (International competition)

Clarion Awards for Infographics

    (National competition)

Best of the West, First place, Page design

    (Western U.S. competition)

Associated Press News Executive Council, multiple First place

    (California/Nevada competition)

California Newspaper Publishers Association, multiple First place

   (California competition)

Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism award
   (Northern California competition)

Peninsula Press Club, First place, Greater Bay Area Journalism award
   (Northern California competition)



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Editorial Print Design, Brochures, Flyers etc.

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Branding, Identity and Package Design

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Digital and Hand-Drawn Illustrations

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Graphics & Maps

Informational Graphics, Explainers and Custom Maps

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Fine-Art Photography with an emphasis on architecure, abstract and floral

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Biography, resume and contact

Contact Dennis at 707-829-3722 or