William holds an MFA in Costume Technology From the Pennsylvania State University. He earned his BS in Landscape Design (and a second major in theatre) from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. He has worked as crafts artisan for the Great River Shakespeare Festival, Clarence Brown Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and Utah Shakespeare Festival, and has worked briefly with Mio Design in NYC as both intern and draper.
His thesis, "Myth Embodied," was an exploration of the roles of the costume designer, costume technician, and performer in creating costumes that embody (and empower) authentic representation of both performer and culture. To view the project in its entirety, click HERE.
He believes costumes do more than create characters-- they create worlds. They transport us, enlighten us, and inspire us...something desperately needed now more than ever.