- B.A., design studies, School of Architecture and Planning, State University of New York at Buffalo
- M.F.A., graphic design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Awards, recognition and honors
Annual Admissions Advertising Award, Western New York Awards for Creative Excellence, Communications Arts Design Annual, Print Regional Design Annual, Type Director's Club 15, American Center for Design 100 Show, University and College Designer's Association
AIGA, Sculpture Key West (Board of Directors)
Chair, Division of Fine and Performing Arts, Daemen College, Amherst NY; program director, Graphic Design Technology, Florida Keys Community College; creative director, Joe Kukella Design Inc.