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  I was born and raised in South Africa where I studied technical and fine art before     immigrating to the United States in 1969.  I worked mainly in the architectural field before coming to California and forming Douglas Boyd Services in 1987.  D.B.S. was a full service graphics service producing mainly Medical Promotional materials, although we provided also a wide range of other graphic services.

When it comes to calligraphy and the lettering arts I have studied calligraphy with most of the "biggest names on the calligraphy "who's who" list."...John Stevens Michael Clark v Mike Kecseg  v Tim Botts v  Jean Larcher v Peter Thornton  Larry Brady  v   Marsha Brady v Georgia Deaver  v Annie Cicale v Nancy Culmone v  just to name a few...

My graphic design and custom lettering work have been sent out both nationally and internationally and have received excellent reviews.  I have been highly recognized as a contemporary lettering artist for my traditional and cutting edge calligraphy/lettering work.  An instructor in design, layout, calligraphy and custom hand lettering.

My work has been published in Letter Arts Review, numerous editions of The Calligrapher's Engagement Calendar, the lettering and calligraphy book "The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering by Annie Cicale, Two editions of Speedball Textbook, Somerset Studio Magazine and various other Regional Journals and Publications.

My work has been exhibited widely in juried shows both on the West and East coast, and is in private collections



All material in this website is the creation and property of Douglas Boyd. 

As such it may not be copied by any means without the written permission of Douglas Boyd

Site updated: April 18,2016

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