Bill Robbins earned an AA in Art History from El Camino College in 1970, a BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design in 1973 and an MA in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix in 2002. Bill is an educator, award-winning advertising photographer and commercial film director.
Prior to coming to Brooks Institute, Bill was based in the Los Angeles area, where his studio, Bill Robbins Photography, Inc., worked with advertising and editorial clients nationally and internationally.
Along with running a successful studio, Bill was a founding board member of the Advertising Photographers of America and served as president of the Los Angeles Chapter for two years. Bill was honored by Advertising Age with a show of his work, “The Art of Advertising,” and has been featured in editorial articles in Photo District News, PhotoPro, and Rangefinder Magazine. Bill’s work was also featured in “American Photographers Today,” a traveling show and book published by the Tokyo Designers Gakuin College.
Bill has been honored and recognized for his work by the advertising and photography industries, receiving Clio Awards and Belding Awards as well as recognition from the New York Art Directors Show, Communication Arts Photo Annual (multiple years) and the Los Angeles Art Directors Show, among others. Clients have included Apple® Inc., ABC Television, Disney Studios, United Airlines, Toyota, Nike, Miller Beer, IBM, J Walter Thompson Adv, Chiat Day Adv, McCann Erickson Adv, Gray Adv, BBDO Adv, Sports Illustrated Magazine, Family Circle Magazine, American Way Magazine. Commercials directed have included Hills Bros. Coffee, Los Angles Food Bank, PacTel Cellular and Mattel. Bill’s work can been seen at
He has been at Brooks Institute for 12 years and is currently a faculty member and Program Chair for Professional Photography, specializing in Photography for Advertising, Food Photography, and Photography of Personalities.