An artist for many years, Reid likes to paint, illustrate, build, craft and design. Raised in Whittier, California, he then attended Utah State University and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Advertising Design. After graduation he returned to Southern California with his young bride Janette, and together they are the parents of five children. Reid has worked as Art Director and Creative Director at several Marketing Firms and now owns his own Design Studio while teaching Computer Graphics, Design and Illustration at a Continuation High School. He considers it an honor to have been associated with the Armenian EyeCare Project for more than 7 years, designing their website, brochures, ads and other marketing materials.