Doug began work at The National Broadcasting Company, 30 Rock in 1979 as a designer, where he still works today. He started in the Scenic and Graphic Design department, working with a staff of 10 with many freelance artists, pros from fields ranging from theater to Ad agencies, each with their own technical skills and styles. As a six-time Emmy Award Winner at NBC, Doug has participated in a wide range of creative teams in entertainment and sports and works as a graphic designer for Saturday Night Live, and formerly designed for many sporting events and venues, MLB, NFL, AFL, NBA, NHL, tennis, NASCAR and The Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
Doug's father John "Jack" was very much the professional in his field as lead designer for Grumman Aircraft's Art Dept. in Bethpage, NY in the 50's and 60's. As a commercial designer and illustrator in his early years, he followed the wave of abstract painting to Long Island, giving his family the opportunity to grow at the water's edge. Never lacking the use of his father's drafting supplies and oil paints, Doug's interests took an early hold. He worked as a teenager on the Great South Bay as a dock master with early morning rises to lay the traps in the marshes, and still claims that it was the best job he ever had. His love of the Arts and the sea had always faired well together, as he always had the bay at hands reach on Long Island as well as the barrier islands of the Atlantic, and summer days that seemingly never ended. Doug resumed painting again in the later parts of his career, using traditional methods of preparation and application. "Understanding the medium and its characteristics is a never ending learning process, technically and artistically. How the color, value, and light represents the image is essential to composition, drama, and most importantly, the desire and discipline to convey that view."
Doug is always turning to the water for inspiration. He has studied Plein Air and composition with acclaimed landscape painter Joseph McGurl at his studio in Cataumet, Massachusetts, applying the field techniques to the studio work, relying on one's eye and the understanding of nature's way. Doug's original work is represented in galleries of Connecticut, Maine, and New York.