William Robinson was born in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. After graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication, William moved to Fredericton and established and co-managed the graphic design firm, Robinson & Greenwood, for many years.
In 2012, a long-held interest in jewelry design prompted him to enrol in the Jewelry/Metal Arts program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. The recipient of a number of awards and scholarships, William also received the Governor General’s Award for academic excellence at the 2014 NBCCD convocation ceremonies.
William has participated in several group shows in Fredericton. In 2014, he won ‘The Best in Technical Achievement’ Award, for his pendant, ‘Absolute Spin’, at Toronto’s Zilberschmuck Gallery’s 10th annual National Juried Exhibition.
In September of 2015, he staged a solo exhibition of typographically themed jewelry, ‘Body Type’, at Gallery 78 in Fredericton.
‘The inspiration for my work comes from the world around me, everything from nature, plants and flowers, to typography, architecture, and geometric shapes and forms. As a graphic designer, I always enjoyed the challenges and the process of creating logos and branding. Creating a memorable graphic image, by balancing the lines, weight, and negative space, are the same design principles from my graphic design background that I apply in my approach to jewelry design. Working almost exclusively with silver, my goal is to create visually intriguing, functional, and articulated body adornments, utilizing classic clean lines.’