2002, MFA, Fibers, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
2000, Art Education K-12 Certification, Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina
1998, BA, Painting, Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina
1996, AA, Peace College, Raleigh, North Carolina
2010- current, Richmond Digital Marketing, Web Designer & SEO Consultant, RVA
2007- current, Jackson Sage Botanical Skin Care, Owner/Soapmaker, Richmond, VA
1997-1999 Gallery Assistant, Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina
1996 Crisis Prevention , Hopeline, Raleigh, North Carolina
professional teaching experience
2018-current Classical Conversations Foundations Tutor, Richmond, Virginia
2002-2008 Art K-5 Teacher and Webmaster, Skipwith Elementary School, Richmond, Virginia
2001, 2002 Adjunct faculty, Fibers, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
1998-1999 4-year-old Assistant Teacher, White Memorial Weekday School, Raleigh, North Carolina
Postgraduate Professional License, Visual Art PREK-12, Commonwealth of Virginia
2016, Content Marketing Practitioner Certification, Market Motive
2016, Conversion Optimization Practitioner Certification, Market Motive
2016, SEO Practitioner Certification, Market Motive
2016, Digital Marketing Foundations Practitioner Certification, Market Motive
2014, Montessori Primary Certification, KHT Montessori
2011, Graphic Design with Photoshop Certification, School of Continuing Studies, University of Richmond
2011, Webmaster Certification, School of Continuing Studies, University of Richmond
2009, Herbal Skin Care for Business Certification, Heart of Herbs
2014-2017, Children’s Museum of Richmond, Junior Board, Richmond, VA
2012-2014, WHUMC MOPS, Publicity Leader, Richmond, VA
2011, New Kent Humane Society, Pro Bono Web Design, Richmond, VA
2010, Cat Adoption and Rescue Efforts, Pro Bono Web Design, Richmond, VA
2009-2011, Caring Canines: a volunteer therapy dog group, Richmond, VA
2005 Vanishing Point, ++Therapy++, Richmond, Virginia
2003, June All Media Exhibit, Shockoe Bottom Arts Center, Richmond, Virginia
2003, Digital Delight, Union Station and Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2002, Primary, Ipanema, Richmond, Virginia
2002, Between, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
2002, American Craft Council, Southeast Region Spotlight Exhibition, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia
2002, Featured Artisan: Virginia Commonwealth University, Artisan Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, Virginia
“Jackson Sage.” Richmond Magazine, December 2007.
“Exposure.” Surface Design Summer 2003: 56.
“Sampling: The Universal Circle.” Fiberarts Sep/Oct 2002: 26.
Lincoln, Michelle. “The Art Scene: ‘Untouched, pure’ pure work of VCU grad students now” The News Virginian 8 March 2002. sec. C-1.
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Computer Graphic Programs (Photoshop, Illustrator)
Wed Design (HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP)
Painting (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor)
Printmaking (Intaglio, Reduction, Monoprints)
Fibers/Surface Design (Various process including Weaving and Embroidery)
Photography (Digital and Darkroom)
Sculpture (Stone, Wood)
Hi, I am Erika Hollen.
My job is to tell the world about you through creativity, enthusiasm, and passion.
Together we will enhance your business through proven marketing, and creative web design.
I am a Richmond, Virginia based WordPress consultant and developer, certified SEO, and graphic designer providing small and mid-sized businesses with top-notch creative services. I hold a MFA from VCU, along with 15 years of hands on SEO, web, and graphic design experience.