The Founders


Natalie Doud 

is an artist and designer with a passion for collaborative creativity. Natalie graduated with a BFA in interactive design from the University of Minnesota. Natalie is the founder of Synaptic Art and Synaptic Acrobatics.


Alexander Doud

is a Neurology Resident at the University of Washington with a masters in Biomedical Engineering. Alex has spent seven years as a leader in brain-computer-interface research exploring virtual reality and yoga in his EEG research. Alex can be found in his office life casting, 3D printing, and inventing things.

Alex and Natalie met in 2003. As teens, they dedicated their free time to creative problem solving. Their Destination Imagination team became the foundation of their belief in merging art and technology. After a decade of collaboration, they continually find inspiration and solutions within each other’s fields. Today, Synaptic Imagination continues to inspire creative, collaborative youth.