Bill Porter, is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose studio practice investigates the structures and influence of storytelling. Bill is a graduate of our MFA in Visual Arts program and earned his BFA in Animation from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Prior to his focus on teaching and his own studio art practice, Bill worked as a professional animator, illustrator, multimedia designer, videographer, video graphic artist and editor. He designed and animated character driven, interactive educational media and animated promotional videos for clients such as PBS Kids, Addison Wesley, and the Aardvark Design Group.
Bill has worked as a motion graphics designer for clients in a variety of sectors including broadcast (WLVI 56), tech companies (HP), and government agencies (US Secret Service). He has also worked in other phases of production including directing and editing videos for Simmons College, Boston College and Coldwell Banker. As a freelance illustrator, Bill designed characters and environments for website interfaces and marketing materials. In addition to contract work, his illustrations have been published in seven countries. Bill has also served as a Juror of Animation for the Rhode Island International Film Festival since 2015.