Graduated from the Art Center College of Design (Los Angeles) in 1971.
His daughter, Farah Alvin, is an actress. [February 2008]
His favourite novel is C.S. Lewis's "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". He was delighted to design the poster for the novel's film adaptation The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005).