Bachelor, Park College, 1958. Master of Arts, University Hawaii, 1964.
Assistant director and designer, U. Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1964-1968; chief designer, Johns Hopkins University Press., Baltimore, 1968-1970; designer, Princeton (New Jersey) U. Press., 1970-1971; senior designer, Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1971-1974; director design, Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1987-1988; principal, James Wageman Graphic Design, Princeton and Washington, 1974-1984; art director, Abbeville Press, New York City, 1984-1987, 1988-1989; director art and design, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York City, 1989-1993; design director, Artisan, New York City, since 1993. Design consultant, designer The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, 1971-1981, Library. of Congress Publishing Office, Washington, 1982-1984.
With United States Army, 1959-1962. Member American Institute Graphic Arts (juror book show 1988, jury chairman book show 1993), Type Directors Club (juror annual competition 1990).
Married Lynette Jagbandhansingh, June 7, 1960 (divorced 1968). Married Virginia Carter Farley, April 28, 1968. Children: Melissa, Robinson, Sarah.