3D DESIGN AND VISUALIZATION
Over the past two decades, Dug has been designing and building skateparks and action sports facilities on all seven continents. Dug has both national and international experience working with the biggest names in Action Sports, helping to create environments to suit all levels of athletes and participants. Whether at the drawing board or on site, his creative talent, expertise of the industry, and hands on experience gives him the ability to make educated decisions and quickly visualize a clients dream to reality.
After 20 years of on the job experience, Dug returned to school for Industrial Design in order to both push the current standards and innovate the technologies of the action sports industry. In 2016, he graduated with his Bachelor of Science from the Art Institute of Portland. A few months before graduating, in 2015, he opened DugOut Design Studio, LLC, in Portland, OR. DugOut Design Studio brings his 20+ years of action sports design/build expertise to clients and his own system of design, in which he uses some of the most advanced software and technology to quickly bring clients ideas and visions to fruition. He has coined this process, Live Design.
Some of Dug's noteable past experience is listed below. While working with Joe Ciaglia (California Skateparks) and Brian Harper (California RampWorks), he was responsible for designing notable projects such as 21 unique X Games Courses, the DC Embassy in Barcelona, The Red Bull Triples set, Danny Way's backyard in Kauai, and the 2014/15 Dew Tour downhill street courses. Prior to California RampWorks, Dug saw his passion through designing, building, and managing skateparks across Indiana, North Texas, and Florida. At the age of 17, his first project, Flounder Skatepark, won 3 state community awards inspiring surrounding cities to build skateparks of their own. Other early projects included: GPX Skatepark, ESPN X Games Skatepark, Anderson Skate Park, United Skatepark of Dallas, Havik Skatepark, and Stone Edge Skatepark. Dug has been a key asset to the future development of action sports progression.