ABOUT

As an interdisciplinary practice providing photography, graphic design, and architectural services, we pride ourselves on being adept problem solvers with a wide ranging skillset. For projects big and small, our ability to adapt to changes in scale, budget, and scope results in valuing the different challenges that every project offers.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Architectural: Magazine–quality photography with a wide range of uses, from large format printing to award submittals.
General: High–quality “street-style” photography of events, lifestyle and portraits, architectural details, etcetera.
Basic: Straightforward digital photography meant for limited uses such as property listings and social media.

DESIGN
Graphics + Marketing
Identity: Logos, Business Cards, Letterhead
Print: Brochures, Signage, Advertisements, Books
Digital: Website Design, Social Media Management
Marketing: Strategy and Content Development
A/E/C Firms: Award Submittals and Proposals
Architecture
Project consulting and pre-design
Schematic design and development
Building surveys and as-built drawings
Historic preservation research


Douglis Beck
, Associate AIA
Design Principal | Owner
douglisbeck@documodern.com

Trained as an architect, and a practitioner of design for over 20 years — I believe in DESIGN as a broad, interdisciplinary endeavor that includes architecture, graphics, objects, interiors, and photography — all having elements of form, composition, color, and texture. My approach is driven by designer/architect (and St. Louis native) Charles Eames — “Design depends largely on constraints” — an iterative process of critical and creative thinking that asks questions and sees possibilities. As a professor of art history and design in Webster University’s DADAH program, and teaching design thinking and architectural theory in the Graduate School of Architecture at Washington University, I’ve been able to convey the importance of valuing good design through both making and analysis.

MArch Washington University (Architecture)
MA
St. John’s College (Liberal Arts)
BA
Webster University (English & Philosophy)

https://www.aia.org/https://www.aiap.net/https://www.aiga.org/https://www.asmp.org/https://www.sah.org/


Susan Allen
Managing Principal | Owner
susanallen@documodern.com

With a background in management and consulting, I’m the practical counterpart to Douglis’ big-picture creative thinking. I am committed to promoting our design-centered, family-owned, WBE as a company that values our clients and the work they do. I believe in building long-term relationships based on personal attention and excellent customer service to individuals and corporations alike.

MA Webster University (Human Resource Management)
MBA Saint Louis University (Management)
BA
University of Evansville (Archaeology & History)


Finnegan “Finn” MacCool

Director of Human Resources
documodern@documodern.com

Finn is responsible for employee wellness and office morale. Utilizing his background with giants and causeway construction, he is devoted to employee safety, building security, and waste management. He has developed numerous strategies for the live-work balance, mainly through a rigorous schedule of fitness and playtime activities.

Diploma No Leash Needed (Certificate of “Obedience”)