Staff Profile: Doug Nash

By Doug Nash

Category: Staff profile

Above: Doug’s graphics tablet.

Doug, our in-house illustrator, has been working at Garnet for over 13 years. Before this, he worked as a freelance illustrator.

How did you get into publishing?

I could always draw so I guess it was a natural progression.

What does a typical day in the office look like for you?

Arrive early and draw whatever I’m asked to – the variety is incredible, which I enjoy. I often think about what I’m going to do on my drive in. I usually have a lot to do as the deadlines are usually tight, but I like that too.

What’s your favourite part of your job?

Being paid to do something I enjoy doing.

A middle-aged man drawing on a tablet to create an illustration. On his computer screen: an illustration of a boy reading a book in bed.

What is your motto?

I’m worried if I’m not worried about something! (I’m a bit of a worrier!)

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

One year out!

Which living person do you most admire?

Pat Jennings – the greatest goalkeeper ever. My son is named after him and is a goalkeeper too!

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A professional goalkeeper – I came close!

What was the last book you read that you’d recommend?

Call me Frank by Frank Bruno. It’s a very honest read and makes you realise that people’s lives are not as simple as we think.

A fact about yourself most people wouldn’t know?

I have the same birthday as my hero Pat Jennings!

Doug has his own website, on which he sells t-shirts, posters, and more!

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