About Bill

bill russellVisual journalist Bill Russell has been a freelance illustrator for magazines, books and newspapers for over thirty years. He graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1976. He was a part time staff artist at the San Francisco Chronicle where he illustrated a weekly panel of sketchbook journalism called Bay Folk. For his art residency at Recology in San Francisco, Bill drew the employees in situ. His scratchboard illustrations can be seen at Billustration.com. Bill is represented by Reactor Art and Design. Bill also stays creative working in a variety of other media and skill sets, as a web site designer and painter.

Bill expands his illustrative approach to new markets and clients with his reportage. This participatory approach combining art and journalism is available for corporate, advertising, and lifestyle projects. Read about his latest projects on his blog. Read about Bill’s ideation services.

To request print samples or make an inquiry contact Bill by email, mail or phone.


2074 Huckleberry Rd.,
San Rafael, CA 94903
ph: 415.491.9734
fax: 415.491.9735

email Bill (at) Billustration.com