Owner, Dug Ketterman, leads with more than 32 years involvement in action sports and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design from Art Institute of Portland. Prior to establishing DugOut Design Studio, Dug led a multitude of high profile national and international action sports design projects for event builders, California Skateparks/California RampWorks. During this time, he gained valuable experience designing and working behind the scenes on large scale, made for TV events and film productions. Some of his notable design projects include: (21) X Games Skateboard/BMX Park and Street courses, (4) Dew Tour Streetstlye courses, Red Bull Hartlines, Nike Lunar One Shot sculpture, KTR Franchise and The DC Embassy Barcelona. Prior to designing some of the world’s largest action sports events, Dug saw his passion through design, build and management of 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. The majority of his structural and product designs have been built, making him fluent in construction processes, materials, on-site logistics and art direction.
Through ongoing education and almost two decades of first-hand design/build experience, it is one of Dug’s goals to consistently bring new processes and technologies to the action sports industry. DugOut Design Studio uses innovative design practices, is skilled in a diversity of advanced 3D modeling and CAD softwares and keeps current on groundbreaking manufacturing technologies. We work with licensed architects, engineers and state-of-the-art manufacturers to deliver the best product and experience for our clients.
Whether at the drawing board or on site, the creative talent, industry expertise and decades of hands on experience, gives DugOut Design Studio the ability to make educated design decisions and quickly visualize a clients dream. Be it for an action sports facility, large scale event or custom equipment development, DugOut Design Studio has the capabilities to take an idea to concept, funding and development.
15 years ago, Dug began drawing for his clients using Sketchup as a 3D modeling software. He loved the speed and agility it offered to ideate, and began offering clients the opportunity to watch his screen as he drew to work through design problems. By receiving instant feedback from clients as he drew in 3D, clients could watch his computer screen and see their visions rapidly appear. With his ability to quickly create in 3D scale, coupled with in-depth knowledge of the industry and building and engineering processes, Dug ultimately became the design liason between large network production teams such as ESPN and NBC Sports, project managers, marketing groups, sponsors and the athletes. After many sessions and positive feedback, Dug found that this process saved everyone time and money, it allowed people to collaborate together from any part of world, and that most people have great ideas, they just have a hard time collecting and visualizing those ideas. Ever since, it has been his goal to ensure that every client can see their vision come to life and be truly involved in the creative process. In 2015, DugOut Design Studio was created with LIVEDesign as a core process.