Douglas started his vast and eclectic vocational life with art. In fact, all facets of art from metal fabrication, wood, glass, plastics, optics, fine art to digital art and photography. It’s no wonder, he attended one of the most prestigious colleges of art, Pasadena Art Center. Douglas’ full range of expertise started when he began his life’s work as a Union Carpenter helping to build construction joint forms for the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach.
A desire for more led Douglas to an opportunity through a family friend who was in the field of Optics. He was able to do top secret work for the Military. Amongst the fascinating projects were prototypes from Coors crystals for heat seeking missiles. Many of the projects were for Lockheed Missiles and Space and organizations like Hughes Aerospace and NASA for the shuttle program. He also worked on the early 80’s 3D projection lenses for all West Coast theaters. Later he designed a permanent installation for the Discovery Channel which was an ant farm that was four feet by four feet and included a robotic arm that was maneuverable by a joystick which also had a 3D camera that enabled the viewer to see the ants up-close in 3D.
Douglas decided to move on and pursue a hobby and passion of building custom street rods and then made it a full time career. He worked on some of the top sports cars using his fabrication knowledge and his artistic eye to gain recognition from the leaders of million dollar custom cars in the industry. Douglas restored a Ferrari 350 GTC Special, originally purchased by the Queen of England from Enzo Ferrari. It was entered in the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and it won Best in it’s Class.
Douglas has a wide-ranging experience in design, web, graphic, product, auto and many others. Please brows his many portfolios to learn more.
He also worked at Vector Motors Corporation a super car manufacturer, in research and development, manufacturing, prototyping, training and leading the engineering team. When Vector dissolved Douglas decided to expand his creative direction and delve into the world of special effects in Commercials, Film and Television where he used his many talents to design, build sets, props and direct crews as a production manager. His film credits include some of the top Blockbuster films of the time namely Dante’s Peak and Armageddon.
Douglas left the industry wanting to transition into his own business but not until he designed and developed a state of the art tile saw for a top abrasives company while adding a manufacturing division to their company. He then began his journey to start his multi media company PX Media in the year 2001. Self taught in all areas of Web, Graphic, Flash design, Photography, SEO and Marketing he used his vast expertise to help small business’ and corporate giants have a web presence to brand, market and advertise their business.