Bartels, Donald Hoyt was born on June 7, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Rayburn Walker Bartels and Cleomae (Tennant) Howell.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City The Art Institute of Chicago, 1970.
Designer Anspach Grossman Portugal, Incorporated, New York York City, 1976-1980. Senior designer Saul Bass-Herb Yager Associates, Los Angeles, 1981-1982. Project director Design West, Inc., Irvine, California, 1982-1984.
Director design Landor Associates, San Francisco, 1984-1990. Creative director Landor Associates Europe, London, since 1990.
Married Nancy Ellen Smith, June 22, 1978. 1 child, Christopher Grant.