Doug began his career in Tokyo, Japan working for the prestigious Nippon Design Center. His work has received much recognition both here and abroad with awards of distinction and inclusion in numerous design publications. He is a professor emeritus at the California College of the Arts where he has taught design since 1984. He was a founding officer and board member of the San Francisco Chapter of the AIGA. Doug received the 2009 AIGA Fellow Award along with friends Leslie Becker and Michael Cronan.
In his spare time Doug has completed over 20 marathons and 150 triathlons, including four Ironman events.