Who are you?
Hi, I'm Bill Green. Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Husband and Father of two awesome little guys. I'm originally from Louisville, Kentucky where I spend a little over a decade in marketing departments and ad agencies. In 2008 I moved to LA and have been freelancing ever since designing film posters, beer cans, whiskey labels and web sites for clients such as Warner Bros., Frank Sinatra and Lebowski Fest.
You must really like that movie.
I do. But there's a little bit of history behind that. I've always been a Coen Brothers fan. And when The Big Lebowski came out, I was excited to see that their next movie was centered around a huge part of my formative years (I sort of grew up in a bowling alley and on leagues). But like many, many other people, I was underwhelmed when I saw it. I liked it. But that was about it. So I went and rewatched Fargo.
Cut to 2002. My friend, Scott Shuffitt, urged me to watch it again and something clicked. He had been throwing out lines from the movie for a while and I began to "get it".
He later told me that he and a friend were throwing a party in a bowling alley and it was to be called "The Big Lebowski What-Have-You Fest". They needed 30 people to show up to break even on the costs. 150 people showed up and Lebowski Fest was born.
The next year they rented out a larger bowling alley. Which was good. 2,000+ people showed up. Since then they have traveled all over the US and across the pond throwing Lebowski Fests for the throngs of amazing fans that came out of the woodwork ever since that initial 30 person party.
And since then, I have been the poster designer for Lebowski Fest. Designing over 65 posters and multiple other non-fest related art pieces all honoring one of the greatest cult movies of all time.
So, like many people and like I wrote in our book, I'm a Lebowski, You're A Lebowski, it takes around three viewings of the movie before it clicks. You either fall in love with it, or you don't. I did.
Are you for hire?
Absolutely. Hit that contact link up there and let me know what you're looking for. No project is too small (or big). I've done everything from branding and identity design to neon signs for honky tonk bars to tour posters for rock bands.