Bill Nellor

Bill Nellor

Here’s a very brief bio. My first in SF was with the Guild, Bascom, and Bonfigli Agency in the early 50’s. I had a short stint at Honig‐Cooper and finally Y&R with some brief free­lance work in between. I then moved to Santa Rosa to a part­ner­ship where I devel­oped the Clover cow “Clo” and shortly after opened my own adv. agency “Bill Nellor Adver­tising”. Sebas­tiani Vine­yards and Maher­ajah Water Skis were a couple of my other early accounts.
After ten years I sold my agency. My wife and I moved to Maui where I designed items for the tourist’s trade and exhib­ited in art galleries on Honolulu and Maui. About ten years later we returned to Santa Rosa to be near our rela­tives, which included a new great‐grandson.
The computer has been a very fasci­nating tool for me that came later in my life after I had retired from the graphic field. I constantly regret that it wasn’t avail­able then. But, as we all know, it can be a love‐hate situ­a­tion at times. That could also be just me, not being that profi­cient in handling the monster. I’m still looking for items that have disap­peared into thin air. I suppos­edly have my computer protected by McAfee, but things still happen that they’re totally unaware of. My wonderful mother‐in‐law used to say very emphatically…“just forget it!” That, to me, was great advice. If I can only over­come the anger, and just forget it.

Presently I donate a cartoon series called the “Eco Kid” to the Northern Cali­fornia Sierra Club bimonthly bulletin.

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I’ve attached a few copies of what I’ve been doing recently. It involves a system I devel­oped of making prints of flowers from our commu­nity garden area. I use my older HP scanner to make the copies. I’ve made a card­board box, which fits over the copy area and painted the inside black. I suspend the flowers with black threads from the top. It produces a black back­ground, which I prefer over the gray if I had painted it white and a different effect than if I had used a camera. Some of the flowers are really beau­tiful when you examine the close‐up.
Bill