William Mead has been teaching in the Design Department and UC Davis since 2016. He earned his BFA at Parsons School of Design in 1989. He completed a lifetime certification in secondary art education at Massachusetts College of Art in 1992. In 1999 he completed a Master’s degree in Education (MEd) At Leslie University.
Mead has been teaching courses in web design, web development and User Experience / User Interface at the college level in California since 2007. Bill is enthusiastic about teaching, learning and working with students. He is deeply creative and always playful, frequently engrossed in solving complex puzzles and thoroughly engaged in the design and web development industry.
Bill has also been an artist member of Axis Gallery since 2017, where he has regular opportunities to exhibit his creative work, which often includes generative coding projects and other conceptual work.
The courses Bill teaches at UC Davis include Interactive Design 1 (DES 117), Interactive Design 2 (DES 157A) Interactive Design 3 (DES 157B) and User Experience / User Interface Design (DES 112).