The Team


Space-filling portrait by Ken Knowlton

Douglas McKenna

Co-Founder, Math Artist

With a B.A. and M.S. from Yale University in mathematics, computer science, and engineering, Douglas McKenna is an award-winning software developer who has been creating mathematical and fractal art by computer since the 1970s. His drawings have been featured in Smithsonian Magazine and he helped illustrate Benoit B. Mandelbrot’s seminal book, The Fractal Geometry of Nature. He is a regular contributor to the Bridges Conference on Connections Between Art and Mathematics, and is currently working on a book on the subject of space-filling curves. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, where he likes to make bad puns with good people.


Caitlin McKenna

Co-Founder, People Person

With a B.A. from Reed College and an M.A. from Oklahoma State University (both in History), Caitlin McKenna enjoys thinking about the human experience and loves to write about the American West. Caitlin is a web designer and fashion-lover, and has the know-how and wherewithal to get things done. She likes to play with words and dogs, and she likes to live in Boulder, Colorado.


Ellen Spector

Branding Specialist, Chief Typographist

From design mecca Portland, Oregon, Ellen Spector has a B.A. in Graphic Design from Portland State University and is avidly searching for ways to make wonderful, unexpected things for the rest of her life. As the Branding Specialist for DMcK Designs, Ellen is charged with creating our hang tags and designing our informational inserts. She lives (surprise!) in Boulder, Colorado, where she looks for the beauty in everything.