Bachelor in Art, University Miami, 1970. Master of Fine Arts in Design, Boston University, 1974.
Art director Beckman Associates Advertising, Albany, 1975-1979. Senior art director Madison North Ltd., Schenectady, New York, 1979-1981. Design director Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, 1981-1983.
Vice president, creative director Admark Associates Advertising, Albany, 1983-1990. President, creative director John DeSiens & Associate, since 1990.
Active creative services Center for the Disabled, Albany, 1988, Hospice, Schenectady, 1981, Albany County Democratic Committee, 1988. Member Ad Club of Northeastern New York (recipient Nori awards), Creative Club Albany (vice president, founding member).
Married Elanie Larson, March 25, 1977. Children: Maxwell, Marcus.