Fred grew up in Oklahoma and Texas and received his B.A.
degree in design from Texas Tech University in 1975. He started
his career at Fidelity Printing Company (Chas P. Young), where
he served as a graphic designer working on over 20 annual
reports a year. Since then, he has worked as an art director
for Michael Strickland & Company designing environmental
graphics and for Diane Butler Studio handling Weingarten Realtys
annual report and Conocos recruiting brochure. Fred
was vice president-creative director at Baxter+Korge and handled
corporate identity programs for The Methodist Hospital and
Energas, as well as annual reports for Geosource, Houston
Natural Gas and Energas.