Diploma with honorary, Pratt Institute, 1948. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, 1952. Master of Arts, Columbia Teachers College, 1961.
Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1970.
Designer, L.W. Frolich, New York City, 1949-1952; art director, Young & Rubicam, New York City, 1952-1960; art group head, North Advertising, New York City, 1960-1962; instructor, Columbia University Teachers College, New York City, 1962-1963; associate creative director, Compton Advertising, New York City, 1962-1964; vice president associate creative director, J.M. Mathes, New York City, 1964-1968; executive creative director, Lake Spiro Shurman, Memphis, 1968-1969; assistant professor art, Northeast Louisiana U., Monroe, 1969-1971; assistant professor art, University Texas, Austin, 1971-1974; associate professor, University Texas, Austin, 1974-1979; professor art, University Texas, Austin, 1979-1982; F.J. Heyne Centennial Professor in Communication, University Texas, Austin, 1983-1987. Design consultant B.B. Martin Public Company, Austin, 1978. Creative director Heart Association, Austin, 1973.
Precinct chairman Democrats, Lake Travis, Texas, 1979. Chairman advertising committee Austin Community College, 1980-1984. First lieutenant United States Army, 1940-1946, European Theatre of Operations, PTO. Member 27th Infantry Division Association, 105th (226th) Field Arty Association, DallasSoc.
Married Sue Levey; children: James M., Elizabeth A., Nancy L., Thomas C.