Hi. I'm Douglas.
I'm a product designer and creative director. My products have been featured in The New York Times, Town & Country, ELLE Decor, Real Simple, New York Magazine and more. They've been used in TV shows, commercials and music videos. And they've been purchased by many celebrities.
The idea for DOUGLAS & MCKAY started years ago, when I saw a friend's briefcase and was wowed with the quality and functionality. I wasn't, however, thrilled with the design. So I began searching for the perfect combination of quality, function and style. After a while, I decided to design my own.
Doing it myself forced me to think about what the perfect bag would look like, how it would function and what materials it would require. Designing something from scratch is exciting and empowering, but getting it produced is daunting. Fortunately I found the perfect partner--a small workshop that produces small batches and is obsessive about quality control. This is a passion project for both of us.
In case you were wondering, McKay is the name of my father. He passed away years ago, before we had the chance to work together. He was known for having great style and I think he would approve of what I've created.