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About

My name is Ryan.  My wife, two daughters and I live in the great northwest just outside of Portland Oregon.

History

I have been designing and drawing ever since I can remember.  You know that kid who was always sketching in math class?  That was me.  During high school I took as many drafting classes as I could, and ended up getting an Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering Tech in college.  In high school I landed my first job working in a machine shop, then spent several years working as a mechanic on aircraft engines.  Mechanical things have always fascinated me, but I finally discovered “industrial design”, which was for me a nice blend of technical knowledge and creative thinking.

In 2006 I graduated from Art Center College of Design with a bachelors degree in transportation design and started my professional career.  I designed a number of heavy trucks, many of which can still be seen driving on Interstate Highways throughout America.  Several years ago I branched out into the consumer goods segment.  This has proven to be much more of a broad exposure to products and product design, which I really enjoy.

Ryan Dickman Design

Dickmandesign.com is a small collection of projects I have worked on, and am allowed to show to the public.  More importantly this page will become a place where we as designers and students can interact and learn from each other.  I have plans to do a regular sketch blog to hone my own skills as a designer.  There will also be tutorials linked to a youtube channel where I will show different techniques to people wanting to learn the basics of design.

Consulting and Freelance

  • Currently I do a limited amount of freelance work.
  • If you are interested in doing a project, send me a message and we can have a simple conversation to see if it is a good fit for both of us.  I’m easy to work with, but will tell you right away if I think someone else would be better for your project.  I work within tight deadlines, and want to get a good result in a reasonable amount of time.
  • I’m not a graphic designer, packaging designer, t-shirt, or tattoo artist, and I have no idea what people are talking about when they use terms like product designer/UI/UX.
  • My specialty is 2D/3D concepts and development for consumer goods and vehicles.

Grab a cup of coffee and hang out for a while, drop me a message if you like what you see, or have any ideas on how to improve this site.

Ryan