Doyald was a graphic designer, typographer, teacher, lecturer and self-published author of Logotypes & Letterforms, Fonts & Logos (a Western Art Directors Club silver medalist), and The Art of the Letter, an extravagantly printed and engraved book about his work published by SMART Papers. The book was given to attendees of AIGA events in his 40-city lecture tour. Most recently, a promotional book for The Ligature, a Los Angeles engravers & lithographers, The Ligature on Ligatures, designed by Kuhlmann/Leavitt with additional text by Penny Benda.
He was born in Texas and left at an early age and worked as a hotel bellman, an usher at Radio City Music Hall, and as a Santa Fe Railroad freight brakeman on caboose 2005 in Winslow, Arizona.
He attended Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Trade Technical Jr. College, and Art Center College of Design where he has taught for 27 years and held the honorary title “Inaugural Master of the School.”
He has lectured internationally: Stockholm, The Hague, London, Glasgow, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Daejon, Mexico City, Merida, Guanajuato, Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver B.C., in Paris his presentation was delivered by Jean François Porchez.
He was a member of ATypI and AIGA, worked by himself and lived in Sherman Oaks, California for 45 years in a house designed by Gregory Ain.