Bill Galyean joined the Graphic Design faculty at TCU in 2006. Prior to academe he spent 30 years as art director, creative director and partner for such firms as Tracy-Locke, D’arcy, MacManus & Masius and his own firm, Pierce, DeDitius & Galyean. His experience has been in the creation and execution of marketing and brand development for organizations ranging from Fortune 100 Companies, emerging startups as well as non-profits.
Bill’s commitment to student-centered teaching and mentoring exists in the classroom and as faculty advisor for student competitions in the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). In 2009 he was one of 10 professors nominated for the Inspirational Professor Award by the TCU Provost and the Student Government Association. He has also taught International Advertising at Regents College in London.
Galyean’s expertise crosses all facets of communications including television, magazine, outdoor, package design, corporate identity, direct mail, and new product launches, making him well versed in integrated marketing. He has served in a creative capacity on accounts such as Johnson & Johnson Medical, Sulzer Medica (Switzerland), American Airlines, Frontier Air Lines, Phillips Petroleum, IBM, Frito-Lay, Red Lobster Inns, Southwestern Bell, Borden,Inc., Hilton Hotels, Bell Helicopter, Old ElPaso Foods, Haggar Apparel, Neiman-Marcus, Lennox Air Conditioning, Sky Chefs International and Columbia Hospitals.
His creative has won numerous awards locally and nationally and has appeared in CA Magazine (The Journal of Communications Arts). Bill has been affiliated with organizations such as The Dallas Society of Visual Communications, The Dallas Ad League, The American Association of Advertising Agencies, The Ft. Worth Advertising Club, The International RX Medical Advertising Club/NYC.
Bill holds a BA in Advertising Design from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.
Each of his classes are “spiced” with a bit of Cajun Humor. His teaching philosophy is simply to make the jump from the classroom to “a first job” as seamless as possible for each of his students.