Doug Ellis is a gifted and versatile designer. After graduating with his MFA in Design from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Doug embarked on a career that has included Art Directing four seasons of Spin City staring Michael J. Fox and the on UPN TV Series Veronica Mars. He has designed for television, film, corporate events, conventions, fund-raisers, theatre, opera, ballet, off-Broadway, retail store design, and trade shows. His employers have included Dreamworks Dramatic Television, Artists Television Group, Comedy Central, Jim Henson Productions, Saturday Night Live, Joseph Papp, Yahoo.com, World Wide Pants Productions, HBO Independent Productions, Showtime Television, Tribeca Pictures, RKO Pictures, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and MTV.
Two recent reviews of his work:
“From a purely technical point of view, It's a Wonderful Life is an amazing accomplishment. The set design by Doug Ellis and construction by Lynn Clark's Scenic Service Specialists are Broadway-worthy.” (The Salt Lake Tribune 12-18-05)
“You may think it unfortunate to hear that the best thing a musical has going for it is the set, but we'd be lying if we said anything to the contrary about the Provo Theatre Company's production of Big River. That's not to say that the rest of the musical was horrible -- it was just overshadowed by the amazing set.” (The Provo Daily Herald 6-16-05)
Doug is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829