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 SERVICES
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 SERVICES
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

Design Principal | Owner
douglisbeck@documodern.com
Phone: (314) 775-6417

I believe in DESIGN as a broad, interdisciplinary endeavor that includes architecture, graphics, objects, decorative arts, and photography. My approach is driven by Charles Eames’ quote, “Design depends largely on constraints.” Design is a process of critical and creative thinking that asks questions and overcomes constraints. My background in architecture allows me to evaluate and advocate for good design in the work of clients and the world at large. I’ve taught art history and design at Webster University, and currently teach in the Graduate School of Architecture at Washington University.

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
Phone: (314) 775-6416

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 and woman-owned business enterprise as a company that values our clients and the work that they do. As a result, I believe in building long-term relationships based on personal attention and excellent customer service to individuals and corporations alike.

MBA Saint Louis University (Management)
BA
University of Evansville (Archaeology & History)


Finnegan “Finn” MacCool
| 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 methodologies promoting the live-work balance, mainly through a rigorous schedule of fitness and playtime activities.

Diploma No Leash Needed (Certificate of “Obedience”)