Student, National Academy Art, Chicago, 1931; student, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1933-1934; Bachelor of Science, School Design in Chicago, 1941.
Head of photo workshop, School of Design in Chicago, 1941-1943; head of product design workshop, dean of faculty and students, Institute of Design, Chicago, 1945-1949; educational director, Institute of Design, 1946-1947; professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1967-1972; president, Lerner Design Associates, 1949-1972.
Member Artists Guild Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Alumni Association.
Married Kiyoko Asai, July 1, 1968. Children: Michael John, Amy Elizabeth.