114 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603
Dixon, a native of Pittsburgh, PA studied graphic design and fine arts at the prestigious Art Institute of Pittsburgh, class of 1964. At the ripe age of 19, Reed was hired by Hallmark Card Company in Kansas City, MO as an illustrator and stayed with them for about 6 months. He had 13 cards on the market in that time. In 1965 Reed moved back East to Hershey, PA and worked in the ad business for several years. In 1972 Dixon became a Senior Advertising Designer with Armstrong World Industries. Reed and Bruce Johnson started the Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show in 1975. In 1977 he opened Dixon Graphics, a graphic design / advertising and fine arts studio and has been freelancing ever since.
Reed is known for his non-traditional style and color pallet, and for his unusual subject matter and sense of humor.
Through the years his work has been chosen to exhibit at the Society of Illustrators Show in New York City and for the Communication Arts Illustration Annual. Reed has exhibited his art widely throughout the Eastern United States and has contributed numerous illustrations to magazines and children's books.
Reed is now semi-retired and pursing, with great vigor, a career in fine arts full time at his new "Studio Luna" in Lititz.