Portrait of Bill Porter

This contents of this site reflects Bill Porter’s recent work. Before venturing into the realms of painting and installation in 2013, Porter’s studio practice resided within the disciplines of illustration, photography and time-based media.

In his professional career, Porter has worked as an illustrator, animator, 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. Porter 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, Porter designed characters and environments for website interfaces and marketing materials. In addition to contract work, Bill’s illustrations have been published in seven countries. Porter has also served as a Juror of Animation for the Rhode Island International Film Festival since 2015.

WILLIAM ALAN PORTER
VISUAL ARTIST & EDUCATOR | MASSACHUSETTS, USA

EDUCATION
MFA in Visual Arts, Lesley University College of Art and Design
BFA in Animation and Minor in Film Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
       Study Abroad, Burren College of Art. Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland

TEACHING
Adjunct Professor, Animation & Motion Media, Lesley University College of Art and Design


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