William G. Franklin received a Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) with a minor in Art History from the University of Minnesota in 2002. He tailored this individualized degree to the examination of Surrealism as an extreme development of several vital aspects of Modernism. With a background as a musician and producer, he served as humanities faculty and student advisor at the Institute of Production and Recording in Minneapolis for three years. He is a certified Pro Tools operator music level. He also works as an independent art curator.