Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators


Billy Mitas

BIO: William R. Mitas

He is a retired Full Professor in the Entertainment Design/Industrial Design Department’s at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for 26 years. Bill also is an adjunct faculty member in the Theater Arts Department at Penn State New Kensington Campus, for the past eight years.  Bill was awarded the “Inez Hall, Outstanding Faculty Award” in 2015 for AIP and “The Excellence in Faculty Award” for PSNK 

in 2013.

He has obtained a Masters of Entertainment Technology Degree from the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Bill did his undergraduate work at Point Park University (BS) and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (Assoc. Visual Communications).

Bill has been working in the design field for the past 39 years. He is a well-established Director, Set Designer, Technical Director, Actor as well as Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Sculptor.


Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania 15068
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