Bill Gardner (author)
Bill Gardner is an American business owner, graphic designer, speaker and author who founded Gardner Design and LogoLounge.
Gardner is a graduate of Wichita North High School in Wichita, Kan., and he attended Kansas State University and Wichita State University, earning bachelor’s degrees in business and fine arts with an emphasis in design.
Gardner started Gardner’s Graphic Hands, a graphic design firm, in 1983. In 1987, Gardner joined forces with Sonia Greteman and Susan Mikulecky to found American Institute of Graphic Arts Wichita. Gardner served as the chapter’s founding president.
Gardner, Greteman and Mikulecky started a graphic design firm – Gardner, Greteman + Mikulecky – in 1989, which became Gardner + Greteman after Mikulecky left in 1992.
Gardner is also an international speaker on brand identity and graphic design. He presents logo trends annually at HOW Design Live and has participated in speaking engagements in countries around the world including Russia and India. He is additionally a contributing author to LinkedIn Learning.
Gardner’s design work has appeared or been featured in Communication Arts, Print, Graphis, New York Art Directors, the Museum of Modern Art and many other national and international design exhibitions. His works and writings regarding corporate identity, environmental graphics and three-dimensional design have been published in numerous books, periodicals  and podcasts.
Awards and honors
- "Wichita State University College of Fine Arts founding member bios". Wichita.edu. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
- "Featured business person: Bill Gardner". Kansas.com. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
- "Two local business owners among inaugural inductees into Wichita State's fine arts hall of fame". Bizjournals. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
- "Bill Talks Print in India". Logolounge.com. 15 May 2019.
- "Gardner-LinkedIn Learning". LinkedIn.com. 1 May 2019.
- "Logolounge.com". Logolounge.com. 1 May 2019.
- "Sedgwick County Zoo Brand has a New Look". Bizjournals.com. 24 October 2019.
- "Episode 111-Part-Bill Gardner". Apple Podcasts. 18 September 2019.
- "Logolounge Book Series". Logolounge.com. 1 May 2019.
- "Logo Creed". Google Books. 10 September 2017.
- "AIGA Wichita Fellow Award". AIGA. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- "Wichita State's College Of Fine Arts Honors Five Alumni". KMUW. Retrieved 15 March 2015.