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William Pitzer

Teaches IMC 621 - Current Topics in IMC and IMC 635 - Visual Information Design

William (Bill) Pitzer is an illustrator and writer, specializing in creating compelling content in print and online media. He has consulted and lectured widely on information design for numerous academic and corporate clients.

Pitzer is the visual communications coordinator at Hazen and Sawyer, where he creates a variety of graphic-design materials and helps to mentor staff in visual communications and concepts. 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.

Previously, Pitzer was the graphics editor for The Charlotte Observer . Graphics he produced for the investigative series, “Sold a Nightmare” were part of an entry that was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Pitzer’s graphics have also 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., Pitzer resides with his wife and two sons in Davidson, N.C. An active thinker and innovator, he is currently engaged in developing new interactive information features and story forms.