Bill Fischer

Author, artist, designer, and purveyor of Inclusive, Socio-Emotional, Entertaining, and Universal Design. Bill is a Professor emeritus at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, where he founded the Digital Art and Design program. He is the author of the I-See-U blueprint for art and design citizenship.

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Bill has worked in the fields of Higher Education, Digital and print media, product, and architectural design. He started the Digital Art and Design program at Kendall College of Art and Design. While there, he founded The EPIC Project, a collective of faculty, students, schools, companies, and non-profit organizations that collaborate to produce free, innovative media that helps teachers create engaging classrooms and community advocates move populations beyond reaction, to action. Bill's multimedia agency, BlackBOX, won numerous Addy and Glima awards and enjoyed clients that included Delco Electronics, Roadrunner Records, Wolverine International, and The American Institute of Architects. At Lear Corp. he lead a design team through the development of seven patented automotive control panel designs that were included in three MotorTrend Cars of the Year and was named Ford's best new product. At G.E. Associates Architects, Bill designed The Library for Flushing Michigan, then went on to independently design the engineering offices at Lear Corp. and the Digital Art and Design program facilities at Kendall. He started his design career imagining recyclable and affordable toys for the American Plastic Toys company.