Bachelor, Auburn University, 1955. Master of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1963.
Artist, Williams Printing Company, Nashville, 1957-1958;
art director, assistant editor, Tennessee Magazine, Nashville, 1958-1960;
promotion manager, Methodist Public House, Nashville, 1960-1965;
associate creative director, McDonald & Saussy Advertising, Nashville, 1965-1967;
art director, Motive Magazine, Nashville, 1967-1968;
vice president, creative director, Les Hart Advertising, Nashville, 1967-1970;
associate professor advertising design, Syracuse (New York) U., 1970-1973;
professor advertising design, Syracuse (New York) U., since 1973;
department chairman visual communication, Syracuse (New York) U., since 1973. Chairman Master of Fine Arts program, Syracuse University, since 1972. Director Sports Learning Corporation, New York City.
Judge Connecticut Art Dirs. Club, 1986; speaker in field.
President Tennessee chapter Arthritis Foundation American, 1966-1969, board directors New York chapter, 1970-1980 (Distinguished Service award 1969). 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1955-1957. Member American Institute Graphic Art, New York Art Directors Club (chairman educators conference 1976, judge 1976-1987), Crescent Yacht Club (cmmodore since 1991), Harbor Island Yacht Club.
Married Ann Vary Ford, August 20, 1955. Children: Mary Elisabeth, Reed Chapman, Serena Slaton, Anna Lucille, Ford Hunter.