Kent Barton is a scholarship-honor graduate of the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, (now MIAD). After graduation he became Art Director of Ave Maria Magazine, published weekly at Notre Dame University. Moving to New York City, he Art Directed Newsweek magazine’s Special Projects Division for several years. He freelanced in South Florida, then became a designer and illustrator for the Miami Herald. As Chief Artist at the Herald he tripled the size of the Art Department while directing all graphics and illustration for 30 sections and editions of the newspaper. His scratchboard illustrations won numerous awards and were nationally syndicated by News America Syndicate. In the 80’s he Art Directed Sunshine Magazine, the Sunday magazine of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.