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.
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! http://theartofgoalkeeping.com/