“The most important thing MIAD taught me was the business side of creativity…”
Bill Roozée’s first job after graduating from MIAD was as a toy designer in Chicago. In 2000, he started Billy Raygun Design, Inc. a trade show agency, named appropriately after his nickname while a student. In 2010, Roozée started a second business, Listo Tax Solutions which provides tax and accounting services to the Hispanic community.
Since founding Billy Raygun Design, Bill has designed for industry providers and for Fortune 100 and 500 companies directly. Throughout his career, Roozée sat on the Board of Directors for the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA) local chapter as President. He has spoken multiple times about exhibit design at the Exhibitor Show in Las Vegas (The World Conference and Exhibition for Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketing) and has won multiple awards for his designs.
“During my four years at MIAD, I benefitted from knowledge of some of the best professors in Industrial Design such as Brooks Stevens, Pascal Malassigné, and Frank Lukasavitz whose experience combined, contributed to my actionable approach to design and business. The most important thing MIAD taught me was the business side of creativity. There is no point in being creative if the creativity can’t be applied to business imperatives. That statement alone has been the underlying drive to my success as a designer and businessman.”