Bill Davis (artist)
Bill Davis in 2007
Venice, Los Angeles, California
William Robert Davis, aka Bill Davis (born May 1949, Venice, California) is an American illustrator, animation director and designer, graphic designer and painter. Davis is the founder and creative director of Mother Productions, a graphic design firm which creates animation, motion graphics, logos and other graphic designs for on-air and online purposes.
Davis attended the California Institute of the Arts, where he graduated in 1971 with a BFA degree and high honors.
Davis was a lead graphic designer for NBC and received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design and Title Sequences for his animated title and segue films on NBC, The First 50 Years: A Closer Look in 1978. He created over 200 "More to Come" on-air slides for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and he designed the logo for The Gong Show.
Later, Davis worked as an animation director and designer for Kurtz & Friends, and was vice-president of development and creative director for computer games companies Sierra On-Line and Rocket Science Games.
Davis lives in California with his wife, Betty Tikker Davis.
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