Student, Michigan State University, 1952-1953.
Art director, J. Walter Thompson, Detroit, 1955-1957; art group director, N. W. Ayer & Son, Philadelphia, 1958-1961; art group director, Benton & Bowles, New York City, 1962-1964; president, Richard Hess Inc., New York City, 1965-1968; president, Hess and/Or Antupit Inc., New York City, 1969-1971; director, Hess and Hess, Roxbury, Connecticut, 1975-1991. Visiting professor Syracuse University, New York, from 1974, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1975-1976. Carnegie professor Cooper Union, New York City, 1980-1981.
Member Illustrators Guild (founding), Alliance Graphique Internationale, American Institute Graphic Arts (board directors 1970-1975), Society Publications Designers (board directors 1970-1973, vice president 1971-1975, Gold and Silver medals 1971-1975).
Married Diana Woodard, 1954 (divorced 1959). 1 child, Mark; married Carol Dwight Woodward, 1961 (divorced 1976). Children— Adam, Sarah.