We are a group of talented designers, programmers, architects, engineers, artists, and dog lovers. Our diverse backgrounds come together to create truly interesting experiences.
David Small completed his Ph.D. at the MIT Media Laboratory in 1999. This was his third degree from MIT, and he followed up as an Associate Professor when he directed the Media Lab’s Design Ecology group. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Documenta11, the Centre Pompidou, and the Cooper-Hewitt. He is the principal and founder of Small Design Firm and is privileged to work with amazing clients and a talented staff.
Like Dave, Michael McKenna earned his three degrees at MIT and the Media Laboratory. While there he spoke about and demonstrated his research into 3D interaction and animation at venues around the world. Between MIT and Small Design Firm, Mike co-founded a pioneering research startup in the fields of 3D simulation, medical imaging, and surgical planning. Joining Dave shortly after Small Design Firm’s formation, Mike serves as the technical director and takes all the cool projects to work on for himself.
Chief Canine Officer
Copernicus has been with Small Design Firm since emigrating from Canada at the tender age of 7 weeks. He has trained with a variety of local specialists. His duties include greeting visitors, delivering and opening packages, and keeping meetings from going too long. When not working, he enjoys long hikes, swimming, fetch and helping around the kitchen. He recently turned ten years old.