Mr. Jones is born in Chicago, Illinois to Silas Philip and Mabel Betty Jones.
Mr. Jones studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Urbana-Champaign.
Mr. Jones receives a diploma from The American Academy of Art in Chicago.
Mr. Jones receives a diploma from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, New York.
Mr. Jones becomes assistant and then associate art director of Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn, Inc. (BBDO) in New York City.
Mr. Jones serves in the U.S. Army for six years before being honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant.
Mr. Jones becomes art director of J. Walter Thompson in New York City.
Mr. Jones is appointed president of Jones, James & Jameson, Inc. in New York City.
Mr. Jones becomes art director of Fuller, Smith & Ross, Inc. in New York City.
Mr. Jones establishes Richard A. Jones Graphics in Chicago, Illinois.