Bill Foulkes
Adjunct Professor
RISD

www.risd.edu

Providence, RI

Bill Foulkes is a strategic planning and marketing consultant, entrepreneur, and currently a faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design. The course he has created, Design and Entrepreneurial Thinking, introduces artists and designers to business concepts and enhances their abilities to bring their ideas to reality. This curriculum originated during Bill’s tenure as the Executive Director of the Center for Design and Business at RISD (2006-2008). The Center helped business, educational institutions and government entities set up and manage collaborative design research projects with RISD students, faculty and alumni. Bill has been on the executive team of several small start-up’s, including MTI Group Holdings and Context Media, both in Rhode Island. Prior to joining these firms, he was a strategy consultant at Telesis. Bill’s experience also includes consumer product marketing at Gillette and investment banking at Morgan Stanley.




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