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William Pitzer

Illustrator, designer and writer

Teaches IMC 635 - Visual Information Design

William (Bill) Pitzer is an illustrator, designer and writer, specializing in creating compelling content for print and online media.

Bill currently works as creative director at Hazen and Sawyer, a New York City based engineering and environmental science firm. Pitzer creates informational graphics and interactive web modules while also working with graphics and marketing teams firm-wide to enhance content design and branding efforts.

Pitzer is also the principal of Infoartz, an illustration and design studio, whose clients include the National Geographic Society, The New York Times, National Park Service, and the Discovery Channel.

While serving as the news graphics editor for The Charlotte Observer, graphics Pitzer produced for the investigative series, “Sold a Nightmare” were part of an entry that was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Bill’s graphics have won numerous regional, national and international awards, including three Sigma Delta Chi Awards, two first-place National Headliner Awards, and Silver Medals in the Society of News Design and the Malofiej Infographic competitions.

Pitzer holds an M.A. in Educational Media with an emphasis on New Media and Global Education from Appalachian State University. He is an honors graduate of Glenville State College where he earned his B.A. in Secondary Education (art and science).

A native of Charleston, W.Va., Bill resides in Davidson, N.C., with his wife, Jackie, who is on staff at nearby Davidson College. An active thinker and innovator, he is currently engaged in developing new interactive information features and story forms.

Past Student Feedback

  • Prof. Pitzer was extremely insightful and open to the idea of his student's creating their own products for the class assignments. His participation during the postings made you think outside of the box.
  • Excellent. The input he gave and questions he asked were a great addition to the learning process and class overall.
  • A very prepared instructor who really wants everyone to understand the concepts of visual design, even if they are not knowledgeable about it like designers would be. I particularly enjoyed his comments in the discussions and homework assignments.