Bill came to Sally in fall of 2015 to be part of the award winning design team. He has an MFA in Animation from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). While at SCAD he refined his skills of animation, 3d modeling/texturing/lighting, composition, storyboarding and storytelling. In 2014 he was awarded the Young Directors winner at the MIA Animation Festival for his animated film “FlashBulb”. Prior to coming to Sally he was the Academic Department Director over Media Arts & Animation, Digital Film and Digital Photography for the Art Institute of Jacksonville where he also taught 3D animation courses. Bill’s well-rounded art skills and management experience have made him a valuable member of the design department.
What does your job entail?
I’m the lucky fellow that gets to design themed environments, props, assets, ride vehicles and more for our awesome Dark Rides. In addition, I help art direct/manage the internal/external construction and finish of both animated and static scenic elements. And lastly, I do onsite art direction during the installation of many of our dark rides.
With Sally Since:
What is your favorite project?
Justice League: Battle for Metropolis
What is your favorite park?
Walt Disney World – Magic Kingdom: my 1st of countless visits to the park was in summer of 1976
What is your favorite Dark Ride?
Pirates of the Caribbean-Disneyland, California
What is your favorite 80's, 90's song or song in general?
Ice Ice Baby, ding ding ding…. Da…. ding ding ding
If you could be any animal in the world what would it be?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Attraction Designer or Animator- and I have done both!
What do you work toward in your free time?
Developing stories and concepts for an animated tv series, and craft beer tastings
Which storybook character do you relate to the most?
What is your favorite sport?
What was your favorite TV show growing up?
I had so many- Gilligan’s Island, Lost in Space, Mork & Mindy, Star Trek- old school, Land of the Lost, Thundarr the Barbarian, Battle of the Planets, Scooby Doo
What is your special talent?
What's next on your bucket list?
Learn how to play the guitar