Ron Bradford. Design that works. In Packaging. Annual Reports. Book Publications. Architectural Graphics. In endlessly diverse communication problem solving areas.
A graduate of Fine and Applied Arts from the University of Illinois, background experience involved him in design studios, advertising agencies, printing publication, art directing and free lancing before forming his own design firm with Al Cout in 1963.
His design and illustration work have appeared in major journals and exhibits, where he has received hundreds of awards ranging from the New York Art Directors Club to the Society of Illustrators. He has taught design at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ron's personal involvement in all areas of a project have brought individually unique solutions to individually unique problems. Head graphics designer for the U.S. "Federal Science and Engineering" exhibit displayed at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. and New York World's Fair Federal Pavilion, multi-media file productions, dimensional murals in this country and abroad, educational-consumer oriented games, video computer game design and packaging and more – all for an array of major blue-chip clientele.
Writing (Ron has authored a short story published in a sci-fi anthology by Charles Beaumont), collecting old books and toys, square dancing, travel, movie making, music, swimming, jogging in Forest Preserves and a secret Walter Mitty ambition to break 80 at golf (just once) consumes most of the leftover time Ron shares with his wife Julie. They have three sons. David and Darryl are lawyers for Jenner & Block, Chicago, Illinois while Gregg is an ecology student at Santa Cruz, California. Ron and Julie reside in Wilmette and have found part time employment as proud baby sitting grandparents.