Jordan College of the Arts
Art Program

William

William Me

William Not Me

Me Not me

 

 

Hometown: I was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but I was raised in a small port town called Kewaunee, Wisconsin.  You probably won't find it on a map, but I guess that's fitting seeing as the name is Native American for, "I am lost."

Childhood ambition: I've never held a specific and lasting ambition, but the unifying principle of each dream was the desire for adventure, creation, and discovery.  I've got a gypsy soul.  I can't help, but to dream.

Dream job: Anything with flexible hours, travel, and the opportunity to do what I love.  I would also have to have tolerable (if not enjoyable) coworkers.

About Art + Design:  For me at least, design is what draws people to art.  As any comic book fan will tell you, "Art is very important."  There are hundreds of different artists who all draw the same things, but each one of them possesses a distinctive style that defines them.  Each has a different sense of balance, contrast, rhythm, etc.  It's these differing senses of design that define an artist.

Most memorable Butler experience: going to the 2010 NCAA final four here in Indy. My heart was beating like the drum roll of a firing squad the whole time.  It.  Was.  Awesome.

Tools:  Anything but paint is something I can use to create a good piece.  I prefer to use good, sturdy paper(sometimes poster-board) and either graphite pencil, charcoal, or ink.  Recently though, I've gotten really good with a Wacom tablet and adobe Photoshop.  I think being able to use digital media is a necessity for artists in this day and age.

Weirdest thing that has ever happened to me: At Chicago Comiccon I ended up riding in an elevator full of Strom Troopers from Darth Vader's 501st battalion, and let me tell you: The death star is not something you want to mention in front of them.  They ended up cornering me and my brother the next day in artist's alley.  I couldn't think of any way out of it so…I used the Jedi mind trick, and…it worked.  Seriously, I waved my hand and said, "These aren't the nerds you're looking for."  There was a quick pause and then, "These aren't the nerds we're looking for.  Move along."

Favorite vegetable.  The potato. It's an incredible versatile vegetable.  You can fry it, boil it, bake it, roast it, sauté it, etc.  You can do anything with a potato.  Heck, you can even make it into a battery!  How awesome is that?