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writer + visual storyteller

dog lover. coffee drinker.

 

ABOUT

Tricia Louvar is a creative hybrid: trained journalist, professional editor, moonlighting visual artist, and holistic design thinker. She has worked in publishing for the last 22 years in newspapers, magazines, journals, books, and online content. Tricia uses design thinking as part of her arsenal to help clients innovate, create, and imagine action-oriented solutions. She loves to fix problems from the root cause.

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MEDIA + PUBLISHING:

New York Times. Los Angeles Times, Bedford/St. Martin's, Bend Design Conference 2016, Cengage, Bearface Instructional Technologies, CitySearch, Cherbo Publishing, Corwin Press, Creative Teaching Press, Drummond Publishing, Elsevier, Glencoe, Harcourt, International Executive Resources Group, J.D. Powers and Associates, Manning Publications, McGraw-Hill, SAGE Publications (London, UK, and Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Routledge Reference/Taylor and Francis Group, Thomson, Trade Press Services, Wadsworth, Van Brien & Associates, Statehood Media, Rockaway Artists Alliance

BYLINE CREDITS FOR CREATIVE WORKS:

New York Times,  Los Angeles Times, 1859 Oregon's MagazineOnTrak Magazine (Amtrak), 1889 Washington's Magazine, The Best of the Web 2009 Anthology (Dzanc Books), "Hanging by Threads" (Midwest Literary Magazine/Quiet Press), American Cinematographer MagazineAnthem JournalBark MagazineBrevity: A Journal of Concise Literary NonfictionBound OffBurner Magazine (Toronto, Canada), BURSTCalyx: A Journal of Art and Literature, Camas MagazineCerise Press, CitySearch, Daily PalettedecomP: a literary magazineDesert NewsThe Hairpin Magazine - Ladies FirstJackson Hole ReviewLiterary MamaMarco Polo Arts MagazineMorning CallNewsdayOrion OnlineOrlando SentinelPeaceful Dumpling - The Vegan NetworkPrick of the SpindleSalt Lake MagazineSmokeLong Quarterly, Superstition ReviewRed Fez, Tampa Review, Up the Stairase Literary JournalVagabondish.comVestal ReviewWildlfe Art MagazineWord RiotWorking World Magazine, XCP: StreetnotesZyzzyva



mountain life on a one ink pen day.

mountain life on a one ink pen day.

everyday life: at least one dog in back of the truck.

everyday life: at least one dog in back of the truck.

praise for the soft focus moments in life.

praise for the soft focus moments in life.

 

(sample) PORTFOLIO

VISUAL ART/COMICS

mother on plane, sun on her face

mother on plane, sun on her face

outtake of graphic essay, “The Quiet Explosion.” 2016.

outtake of graphic essay, “The Quiet Explosion.” 2016.

outtake of the “Water Jars.” 2017

outtake of the “Water Jars.” 2017

lunching pre-Powell’s long book gaze.

lunching pre-Powell’s long book gaze.

to rejoice inside(!) for no iPhone accompanying them in a “waiting” situation.

to rejoice inside(!) for no iPhone accompanying them in a “waiting” situation.

Sketching without permission feels less invasive than taking a photo of someone without being granted permission. Old J-school ethics,

Sketching without permission feels less invasive than taking a photo of someone without being granted permission. Old J-school ethics,

when a granola has to become corporate. brings a tear to my eye. but it’s life.

when a granola has to become corporate. brings a tear to my eye. but it’s life.

Conducted research for my hospice patients’ brains

Conducted research for my hospice patients’ brains

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bird man, malibu, calif, 2012.

bird man, malibu, calif, 2012.

Destination Safe. 2016.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM

The State of Coffee: Why roastmasters are chasing the ghosts / 1859 Oregon's Magazine

The Art of Beef / 1859 Oregon's Magazine

Pollinator Plight / 1859 Oregon's Magazine

Aquatic Wildlife Rights / 1859 Oregon's Magazine

Pressing Forward / Orion Magazine

 

PROFILES

Positive Vibes in Violent Times / 1889 Washington's Magazine

FERN: Perfecting the Personal Dating Brand / 1859 Oregon's Magazine

The Luminous, Private World of Christopher Burkett / 1859 Oregon's Magazine

 Bibliophile: Put Down the Remote / 1859 Oregon's Magazine

The Everyman's Designer / 1859 Oregon's Magazine

Ann Friedman Tickles Your Mind / Bend Design Conference

Linsey Corbin as Uber Iron(wo)man / 1859 Oregon's Magazine

Social Justice Filmmaking / 1859 Oregon's Magazine

TRAVEL/ADVENTURE

The Wild Collective: Exploring Washington's National Wildlife Refuges l 1889 Washington's Magazine

Hiking into the Opal Creek Wilderness / 1859 Oregon's Magazine

Yaletown Mission: Take the City / OnTrak Magazine, Amtrak

How To Shoot Killer Travel Photography / Vagabondish

Oregon's Americana Retold in Film / 1859 Oregon's Magazine

CREATIVE NONFICTION: ESSAYS

Bedtime Encyclopedia / Tampa Review

Hall of the Sky / Superstition Review

FLASH FICTION

Bounty Smokelong Quarterly (Dzanc Books selected my short story as part of the Best of the Web anthology for literary fiction. Here is an interview with me about the story.)

A Flyover State l Vestal Review

Measurement of Resting Potential / decomp literary magazine

POETICS

The Colombian Bird Flap Gesture / Mad Hatter's Review

An Expectant Mother's Motion Parallax / Literary Mama

A Birthday in the Making / Literary Mama

when women are wallpaper (a pre-#MeToo Movement rendition)

when women are wallpaper (a pre-#MeToo Movement rendition)

Edgar: a fictitious gent that came to me one Friday night. Charcoal drawing.

Edgar: a fictitious gent that came to me one Friday night. Charcoal drawing.

Sketchbook, mini-graphic novel, " Free Dog ," a pen-and-ink love affair on global tour wit the  Brooklyn Art Library .

Sketchbook, mini-graphic novel, "Free Dog," a pen-and-ink love affair on global tour wit the Brooklyn Art Library.

reading poetry, raising kids

reading poetry, raising kids

I tend to converse within myself when drawing.

I tend to converse within myself when drawing.

Still life lab gone awry when I insert a comic vibe into it. Ink + charcoal.

Still life lab gone awry when I insert a comic vibe into it. Ink + charcoal.

quick sketch at coffee shop. warm up.

quick sketch at coffee shop. warm up.

My visual art series illustrated the poetry section of Up the Staircase Quarterly, No. 41, 2018. Here's the gallery above.

Visual Artist for Summer issue, vol. 26, no 2, celebrating the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Camas Magazine

A Solar Eclipse's Journey Across America / New York Times

My photograph on the front page of the  New York Times . Digital version. The image made it in the print version on August 22, 2017

My photograph on the front page of the New York Times. Digital version. The image made it in the print version on August 22, 2017

Open Letter to Jenna Lyons / The Hairpin

Brief Transcription of Pantie Chatter / The Hairpin

The Wisdom Collection / RedFez

The Yoga-Juice Continuum / The Hairpin

World Time / The Hairpin

The Extroverts' Cocktail Party / The Hairpin

Created original photography to accompany each creative nonfiction essays in Brevity, issue 31. Had the pleasure of working with Dinty Moore on this project. Highlight of writers in this issue included  Brenda Miller and Sherman Alexie.

Where Pavement Ends / Cerise Press (France/U.S.)  > Selected as featured artist for issue volume 4, issue 12.

Jackson Hole Review/ May 2011

dharma bodies. 2016

dharma bodies. 2016