William Drenttel is a partner at Winterhouse, a design practice in Falls Village, Connecticut, focused on social innovation, online media, and educational institutions. He is also design director for Teach For All, an international education network inspired by Teach For America. Through the Winterhouse Institute, he is leading a series of initiatives funded by the Rockefeller Foundation to develop models for design and social innovation. Bill is president emeritus of AIGA, a senior faculty fellow at the Yale School of Management, and a fellow at the Institute of the Humanities at New York University; he is a former board member of Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and Poetry Society. He is also the editorial editor of Design Observer, a leading website focused on design, social innovation, urbanism, and cultural commentary. Bill lectures widely on design and communications in the U.S. and abroad, and was named to the Art Directors Hall of Fame and a Resident at the American Academy in Rome, both in 2010.
BA, Independent Concentration (European Cultural Studies and Film), Princeton University, 1977