Etter, Russell Forrest was born on August 15, 1933 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States. Son of Forrest James and Margaret Susanna (Motznik) Etter.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wayne State University, 1955.
Graphic artist, Macmillan Company. New York City, 1957-1958;
editorial layout artist, American Craft Council, New York City, 1958-1960, 66;
assistant to president, Aaron Burns Inc., New York City, 1960-1965;
art director, McGraw-Hill, New York City, 1966-1972;
graphic designer, Arnold Saks Associations, New York City, 1972-1995.