Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minneapolis School Art, 1972; postgraduate, University of Minnesota, 1979.
Assistant chef, Howard's Catering, Minneapolis, 1971-1972; art director, Diversified Arts Corporation, Minneapolis, 1972-1973; executive art director, LaBelle and Shallbetter Advertising, Minneapolis, 1973-1978; principal, W. Joseph Design Associations, Seattle, since 1978; instructor Design, U. Washington, Seattle, 1985-1987; instructor Design, School Visual Concepts, Seattle, 1988-1989.
Lecturer Monroe (Washington) Correctional Facility, 1989, Pacific University, Seattle, 1989. Speaker Bellingham (Washington) Art Directors and Writers Club, 1989. Member Seattle Design Association (treasurer 1983-1984, vice president 1985-1986), American Institute Graphic Arts, Society Typographic Arts.