Doug graduated form the American Academy of Art in Chicago. After college, he worked in advertising and graphic design for about 5 years. Tiring of that profession, he switched gears to his first love, illustration and design. Over the next 15 years or so, Doug worked on commercial illustration projects and designed hundreds of giftware products. Doug worked on licensed products for Disney, Warner Brothers, Coca-Cola, Paramount Pictures, Mattel, Marvel, Viacom, Bath and Body Works, Discovery Toys and many more.
In recent years, Doug has transitioned to creating personal art related to the sub-cultures and the hobbies that he loves: all things tiki, classic midnight monster movies, tattoo art, hot rods, pin-ups, vintage men’s magazines, lurid advertising, vintage sci-fi, pulp mags, rockabilly, 50’s Mad Magazines and EC comics, cartoon surrealism, burlesque, 60’s television, movies of the 30’s-50’s, tin toy robots, side shows, men’s fraternal organizations, old model kit boxes, wacky packages, vintage movie posters, 60’s arcade games, chalkware carnival prizes and much, much more.
The pop culture of the 1930’s-1960’s is what Doug and his wife Kirsten fill their home with and it steadily seeps into his artwork.