Born in 1932, Kramer began working in the late 1950s for Will Burtin, then as Assistant. Art Director of "The Architectural Record"' for Geigy In Ardsley, New York, and as Art Director at the Erwin Halpern advertising agency in Zurich, Switzerland. He moved to Toronto in late 1965 and his work was prominent at Expo 67, where he designed the map - directory system, among other contributions. His work from this period shows the influence of Op Art. He has pieces featured in the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress. He is well known for designing the distinctive 1974 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation logo, consisting of a stylized letter "C" (for Canada) radiating in all directions, representing broadcasting. In 1966-67, he was Director of Corporate Design for Clairtone Sound Corp., redesigning their logo and many other aspects of their graphic identity. In late 1967 he founded Kramer Design Associates Limited, a multi-media firm specializing in corporate I.D. Programs, signage systems and print.
He was a professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design (part time faculty) for 21 years. In 1971, he designed the logo and corporate identity for the new Ontario Educational Communications Authority. Kramer is currently active as an artist, showing his geometric abstractions at galleries in Canada and abroad.
Awarded GDC Fellowship in 1975. http://www.gdc.net/about/fellows/articles/69.php