Mr. Lacy was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He earned his BFA degree from Herron School of Art. He received his MFA degree from Indiana University. After teaching graphic design at Purdue University for eight years he and his wife, Fran started Lacy Design. Lacy Design combines traditional print media, illustration and fine art such as hand papermaking to produce unique solutions to design problems.

They rehabilitated a barn into a studio with a lower room devoted completely to the production of one of a kind pieces of handmade paper artwork. Their studio is located on a farm in the Wabash Valley in Carroll County, Indiana between Delphi and Logansport.

Mr. Lacy has exhibited widely and also accepts commission work in handmade paper as well as watercolor and oil. His large scale oil paintings which comprise a large mural at the Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal Interpretive Center represent a unique direction in his work. Over the past several years he has developed an inventory of watercolors produced on site in the red rock canyon country of the American Southwest.