Diploma, Cleveland Institute Art, 1935. Bachelor of Science, Western Reserve University, 1936. Graduate student, University Southern California, 1940.
Master of Arts, University Illinois, 1949.
Artist, J.H. Maish Advertising Agency, 1929-1931;
designer styling section, General Motors Corporation, 1936-1938;
salesman, Procter and Gamble Company, 1938-1939;
instructor art, charge curriculum industrial design, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1939-1941;
associate, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1941-1945;
assistant professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1945-1948;
associate professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1949;
professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1949-1978;
professor emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1978-1990;
head department art and design, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1956-1977;
professor, acting head department art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1978-1979. Art director VioBin Corporation, 1944-1954. Design consultant, from 1944.
Academic director advanced studies for designers. Institute Contemporary Art, 1958.
Member visual arts committee Festival of Americas, Chicago, 1959. Member Exploratory committee visual arts American Council Learned Societies, 1949, Illinois Board Higher Education committee Z on graduate and professional education in humanities and arts, 1969-1970. Member visual arts panel Illinois Arts Council, 1971-1976.
Consultant Indiana Commission for Higher Education, 1976. Fellow National Association Schools Art (vice president 1960-1961, president 1961-1963, major writer standards, procedures and manuals for accrediting professional programs in art). Member American Society Industrial Designers (educational secretary 1959-1961), Industrial Design Education Association (president 1959-1961), Industrial Designers Institute (chairman education committee.
Vice chairman Midwest chapter 1949), Citizens Educational Council, Midwest College Art Conference (president 1961-1962), Marion Country Archers (president 1929-1931), Dial Club, Kiwanis, Alpha Beta Delta (president 1933-1934).
Married Dorothy J. Elliott, May 29, 1941. Children– Ann, Robert E. and David E.