Mike Doell received an AOCA from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1994. After graduating, he worked as a freelance designer fro clients including Bata Footwear and Sprint Canada. He soon joined the Ontario Rehabilitation Technology Consortium seating research and development team at the Bloorview MacMillan Centre, designing products for children with special needs. In 1999, he began working at Hetherington Welch Design developing projects for clients such as Motorola, MDS Nordion, Scientific Atlanta and Trane Corp. In September of 2001, Mike partnered with Alex Ross to found Ross + Doell, a Toronto-based design studio specialising in industrial design and brand development.