Bill Fischer

Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University

Bill Fischer

Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University

Biography

Bill Fischer is a Professor of Digital Art & Design at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. He is the executive producer for the EPIC project where KCAD Students and faculty work with professional educators and media creators to produce innovative products that can aid teachers in creating engaging classrooms. Bill received his M.F.A. from Western Michigan University. He began his career designing toys and automotive components at Duramold Corp. Then, at GE Associates Architects, he worked as a draftsman. There, he had the opportunity to create an original design for the library in his hometown of Flushing Michigan. Then at Lear Corporation, as a product design manager, working with his team, he created automotive control panels that were incorporated into three Motor Trend “Cars of the Year”, won Ford’s best new product award and received seven patents. He eventually formed a multimedia design studio, BlackBox, which won numerous Addy and Glima awards and enjoyed clients that included Delco Electronics, Wolverine International, American Institute of Architects, and Universal Forest Products. After landing an assistant professorship at KCAD, he closed-up shop at BlackBOX and started an online art gallery with Susan Bonner, specializing in large-scale ‘giclée’ prints called Visualpump.com. Visualpump has recently redirected its focus toward illustration, animation, and design for a variety of clients.