Douglas King has worked in the publishing industry for 29 years, beginning as a columnist for a small-town paper and working up to the publisher of the internationally distributed architecture and design magazine Hawaiian Style. His writing has appeared in over a dozen magazines world-wide. Currently he is the editor in chief of Dallas Style & Design. He has authored, or co-authored, a half dozen books. 

As an artist, King has been represented by Beaudry Gallery in Dallas, Texas, and is now with Frisco Fine Art. He explores a number of motifs in his art but is most drawn to abstract expressionism and integrating calligraphy into his work. He was co-juror of the first Envision Art Exhibit, Fervor, in 2019 and curated an art show for the Dallas Market in 2018.