Bill Hardin was a 1950 graduate of Bradley University and founder of Hardin Signs in 1967. Bill was married to Marian Hardin, together they were life long residents of Peoria. Nancy Ridgeway of Bradley Hilltopics says, Bill likes to tell stories but not in words, he conveys his message with paint brushes and canvas. If you can see it, you can understand it.
Thirty years ago, Bill traveled to New York to study under John Howard Sanden. It was a rewarding experience that improved his work to the level he had hoped to achieve.