ZebraFox Games is a two man production team, consisting of Artistic Director/Programmer David Dorn, and Writer/Creative Director Russell Dorn. The name ZebraFox represents the combination of their nicknames, Zebra for David, and Fox for Russell. The names came about in that "Dave" and "Russ" never had a pleasant ring to either of the brothers' ears.
Why those two animals? Well, Russell chose Fox because one translation of his name reads "red like a fox," and he values the cleverness of the animal.
"I like zebras." This poetic quote, from David, is perhaps the most telling as to why he chose his nickname, but several others support the choice. First, it's a herd animal, thus social, and he has always valued friendship. Second, because he has constantly strived to be unique, and the zebra wears perhaps the most unique, yet recognizable coat of all the animal kingdom. Finally, the clean simplicity of the black and white stripes echo the philosophy of his own life and work: keep it simple and clean.