|Name of Artist||Douglas Schneider|
|Artist's Website||Realistic fruit and botanical illustrator for packaging.|
|After earning a Master of Fine Arts degree from Michigan State University in 1978, Doug left the cold weather of Michigan, and moved to Houston to pursue a career in fine art. While in Houston, he was represented by the prestigious Hooks-Epstein Galleries, but in 1985 discovered illustration and found that it was a better fit for a realistic artist. He now specializes in painting realistic watercolor illustrations of food and nature for packaging and advertising.
Doug moved to San Diego in 1987 and has been a member of The Society of Illustrators San Diego since 1990. He was on its Board of Directors during 1992 and 93. In spring of 2001, he and his wife, Victoria, moved back to a home on Green Lake in northern Michigan, where they enjoy living in the beauty and peacefulness of nature.
Doug is fortunate to have many happy, recurring clients, and for the past five years has done more than 70 packaging illustrations for St. Ive's products and over 50 packaging illustrations for Suave Naturals and Seasonals products. Frito-Lay has used his illustrations on their packaging for Ruffle's Potato Chips, Rold Gold Pretzels, Tostitos Salsa, Grandma's Cookies, Chester’s Fries and Doritos Toppers. Additional clients include Alberto VO5, Ambria Candles, Bath & Body Works, Best Foods, Clairol, Clorox, Continental Mills, Crystal Geyser Waters, Dial, E & J Gallo, Ghirardelli, Good Seasonings, La Yogurt, Lever 2000 Soap, Mahatma/Carolina Rice, Shaklee and Victoria's Secret.
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