Douglis Beck | Design Principal
I have practiced and taught design for over 20 years. Mentored by Leslie Laskey, Juhani Pallasmaa, and Tom Heneghan — and working at a range of big, small, and medium firms — I have and remain driven by the belief that good design can make a difference in the world. I have taught Art History and Design courses at Webster University and in the Graduate School of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. I believe in DESIGN as a broad, interdisciplinary endeavor, including architecture, graphics, and things. I am an advocate for big-picture thinking met with hands-on production, a strategic thinker and problem-solver, and get excited about the history and theory of design put to work.
BA Webster University (English & Philosophy)
MA St. John’s College (Great Books Program)
MArch Washington University (Architecture)
Susan Allen | Managing Principal
With over 25 years of management experience in a variety of industries, being able to help manage our own small business is the fulfillment of a dream. I’m the detail-oriented, practical counterpart to Douglis’ big-picture creative thinking. I enjoy being able to utilize the business skills I’ve developed to continue to grow Documodern while also ensuring our clients (and Douglis!) are happy.
BA University of Evansville (Archaeology & History)
MBA Saint Louis University (Management)
Finnegan “Finn” MacCool | Human Resources
Finn is responsible for employee wellness and office morale. He is proud of his Boston Terrier and Boxer heritage, and is well-known for his abilities in national security (specializing in giants) and causeway construction. He has developed numerous methodologies devoted to maintaining the live-work balance among staff — including a rigorous schedule of fitness and playtime activities. Finn is also responsible for employee safety, building security, and waste management.
Diploma No Leash Needed (Certificate of Obedience)
Unnamed Ensign | Valued Associate
We work with a selective group of trusted on-call talent that assists with everything from photoshoots and presentations to design thinking and market research. While these are often recent graduates, we also rely on specialists and esteemed colleagues as needed. We value the input of others and welcome their participation. We promise that they will not remain unnamed, and full credit will always be given for their contributions.
Red shirt optional. Away missions not recommended.