Student, Chicago Academy of Art, 1948.
Assistant art director Bauer & Black, Chicago, 1949-1955, W.E. Long Advertising, Chicago, 1955-1958. Designer Feldkamp & Malloy Art Studio, 1958-1959. Assistant art director J.R. Pershall Advertising, 1959-1965.
Vice president, executive art director Waldie & Briggs Advertising, 1965-1971, Yer Buchen Rancke Advertising, Chicago, 1971-1974. Creative director Fensholt Advertising, 1974-1981. Vice president, executive art director United States.G. Corporation In-House Ad Agency, 1981-1986.
President, director American Academy of Art, 1986-1987. Member faculty Ray Collage of Design, since 1988. Co-owner The Creative Partners, since 1989.
With United States Marine Corps, 1944-1946, PTO. Member American Center for Design, Chicago Ad Club.
Married Marilyn Lord, June 2, 1959 (divorced). Married Jane Ellen Murray, June 10, 1983. Children: Douglas Lord, Lindsay Hannon.