Bill was the president emeritus of AIGA, a fellow of NYU Institute of the Humanities and a senior faculty fellow and social enterprise fellow at Yale School of Management. In 2002, he co-founded Design Observer, a site of design news and cultural criticism: today, the site is a leading design publication with over a million site visits a month.
In 2010, Bill was elected to the Art Directors Hall of Fame and the Alliance Graphique Internationale, and was the first Henry Wolf Resident in Graphic Design at the American Academy in Rome. He lectured widely in the U.S. and abroad.
Unfortunately Bill passed away in 2013, but his passion for design and social good lives on in his work and continues to inspire designers today.