Doug LaRue

Doug LaRue, CEO of Glaze

Born into a family of artists he was exposed to a wide range of creative expression from a very early age. The raw organic nature of painting and sculpture expressed by his mother and a sister who owned an Art gallery in McKinney, Texas and is now middle school art teacher. Doug learned the technical aspects of Photography and Design from his father, a structural Engineer Designer noted for his work in Aeronautics, Transportation and the Helium Industry. Dan Coleman, a family friend, introduced the art of printmaking to Doug at age 12. Mr. Coleman is a Fine Art Photographer who studied and worked along side Ansel Adams.

Glaze Film Production Crew

LaRue quickly advanced through four art classes high school in two years and also attended summer classes in advanced photography at Southern Methodist University. As a photographer and designer for the high school yearbook staff his team won a national publication design award and was featured in a documentary film. Doug also worked for a large camera store in Dallas, Texas which afforded him the opportunity to intern with professional photographers before going off to college where he worked as a photojournalist and artist for newspapers, magazines and as a stringer for Associated Press and United Press International.

Glaze Photography Studio

Doug La Rue earned a degree from Texas A&M University in the college of Architecture and spent 3 years with the Texas Veterinary Medical Center as a Medical Illustrator where he continued to study art by attending workshops. Most notably the advanced Airbrush Workshops at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. After moving to Austin, Texas, LaRue took a position as an Art Director for a small publishing company and accepted a seat on the board of directors of the Artist Coalition of Austin. LaRue now owns a graphics studio and continues to work on creative entrepenureal endeavors in fine art, film and publishing.


What Others Are Saying

"Doug was great in providing creative insight to my Willie Nelson studio videos. His creative graphic production, editing and final product were exactly what was needed for views. I would highly recommend Doug and will work with him again in the future."

Christine Winburn, Musician

"Doug helped me with the Art for my new album. I spent three years creating the album and had very high standards for the graphic design. Doug listened to what I wanted and added his own creative input for a product I am 100% satisfied with. I requested a few edits to the original design and he was more than happy to accommodate me. If you want to see the art, check out my album "Seasons" on iTunes. Thanks Doug!"

Jake Farr, Musician

"As a manager of working bands, I find Doug to be an invaluable resource. He has a great eye and an understanding of what an artist needs from a set of photos, whether they be from a live or studio setting.

Ray Flowers, CEO / Fifth Collum

"Doug Larue is a fantastic web designer and artist. He designed my first website, and will soon do a complete update for me. He is very easy to work with, always responds to questions quickly, and knows what I need for my business even when I am clueless. Dependable and exceptional work!"

Amanda Giddens Lunson, Artist

Great Results, Expert, Good Value! “We are very pleased with the children's book cover illustration designed by Doug LaRue and feel that he captured the essence of our heart. Having been in the media business for years, I can honestly say that his detailed creative artwork is the best I've seen. Moreover, through his company, Glaze Studio, Doug provided professional and courteous service that gave me a sense of confidence throughout the entire process. We strongly recommend Doug LaRue and Glaze Studios.

Zanderland Asante, CEO / Trumpet Angel Media

"Doug Larue, Glaze Studios LLC, has completed several projects for my companies-- his vision, expertise, and ability to take an idea or ideas and produce a finished product in a short time frame that is second to none is
Simply Awesome--Doug is easy to work with- amenable to suggestions, very personable and incredibly professional!
When urgent projects always come in on or below budget- on time- with the quality of the finished product being above your expectations-- THEN--- You always go back again-- Such is my experience

Dale Behan, CEO / The Behan Group

Outstanding! We hired Doug and Glaze to produce our websites, videos, print materials, banners and most important our product package labels. We are happy with all the results including the two Graphic Design USA American Package Design Awards we won!

Clive Buirski, CEO / immunologic inc.

‘The client told us that they had already decided to go with my main competitor before we started but when they saw the presentation you prepared for us it blew them away! You helped us win a great account in the high 6 figures! Just wanted to let you know I am excited about doing a bunch more work with you.Thanks again for the great work!’

Brian Ash, CEO / Ash Masonry

I hired Doug as the Director of Photography for a year long film project. His experience and expertise were essential, and wouldn't have been able to do it without him. Highly recommend him for any creative project.

John Bushe, CMO / On Demand Movement

Thanks for the great work on the artwork you created for my project. You took the ideas I had and really turned them into eye-popping artwork. The creativity you bring to your work is first rate. You'll be the designer I turn to for future creative work.

Paul Gelencser, CEO / Gelencser Apparel