Graduate program Medill School Journalism Northwestern University.
Staff designer Container Corporation America, Chicago, 1952—1953, Raymond Loewy Associate, Chicago, 1953—1954, Sears Roebuck & Company, Chicago, 1954—1955. Design director Ekco-Alcoa Containers, Wheeling, 1955—1960. Vice president design Low's Inc., Chicago, 1961—1963.
Member 27 Chicago Designers, since 1961. President Hayward Blake & Company, Evanston, Illinois, since 1964. Visiting assistant professor, Gannett instructor in design graduate program Medill School Journalism Northwestern University.
Lecturer American Press Institute, Reston, Virginia, 1978—1981, University Illinois, Chicago, 1981—1984. Exhibition judge Chicago Book Clinic, 1980—1981. Served to sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations.
Board directors Evanston Art Center, 1976, Design/-anston, 1981, Evanston Library. Friends, 1985; Fellow: Society Typographic Arts (president 1959-1960, director 1970-1975, ex-officio 1980-1985). Member: Caxton (Chicago) (council member 1981-1984, vice president programs 1989-1991, president since 1991).
Married Simone Louise Roussy Blake, July 21, 1948. Children: Paul Andre, Christophe Henri, Yvonne Elizabeth.