Bill Ferrell is an award winning illustrator, graphic designer, and educator. He earned his B.F.A in illustration at the Ringling School of Art and Design. Later Ferrell would go on to earn his M.F.A. in illustration from the University of Hartford. Currently, he is finishing his second M.F.A. in graphic design from Savannah College of Art and Design.
He began his career as a Knight-Ridder political cartoonist, but has branched out to corporate identity and branding, video game design, children's book, science fiction, and fantasy illustration. His design and illustration clients include Pepsi Bottling, Jane Goodall Institute, The Macon Telegraph, KAC, Youman's Electric, Gov. Lawton Chiles. Light House for the Blind, Southeastern Guide Dog School, Manatee County Schools, St. John's Heritage Parkway, Bradenton Women's Center, Pools by Design, CMR CPR, and the Technology Association of America.
Ferrell has won two national teaching awards, and led teams of design students competing against 1,500 other high schools to five national championships, and six state championships. His students have earned over two million dollars in scholarships, and over twenty five of his students have gone on to either become professional artists or attend a well respected art institution.