Located in Portland, OR, DugOut Design Studio specializes in action sports facility design, events and custom equipment development. We provide conceptual and technical project design, 3D scale models, real-time visualization, renderings and animation to help bring projects from conceptualization to completion. Our aim is to equip individuals and teams with a visual toolset to achieve goals from funding and sponsorship all the way to construction.
Great design, needs great communication.
Through a process we call Live Design, DugOut Design Studio offers the ultimate online, creative design solution that brings groups of people together with a 3D designer for real-time visualization and collaboration. Think of us as your personal designer you can tap into and access from anywhere with anyone, to help carry out your next project.
Our history is action sports event course design. From large-scale made for TV events and film sets, like ESPN X Games and integrated city street courses, like NBC Sports Dew Tour, to smaller custom branded features, we know the in and outs of what makes an event successful and how to make production teams, sponsors, athletes, spectators and everyone in between on the same page.
To every project, we bring expertise, experience and education in design direction, 3D softwares, construction and engineering processes, materials, on-site logistics and art direction. View our full list of services.
Think it. See it. Keep it or Nix it… instantly.
See your ideas come to life as a 3D scale model, online, in real-time with a 3D designer.
Watch below as we fly you through the Live Design process.
At DugOut Design Studio we want everyone to be immersed in the design experience, because we believe creativity is amplified in a group dynamic and everyone has good ideas waiting to get out.
FACILITATE OPEN COMMUNICATION
Invite your production team, partners, marketing team, sponsors and creatives to simultaneously be in the meeting. By asking questions as you think of them, we can better give design guidance and creative direction.
GET FUNDING FASTER
There’s nothing like a picture to help communicate complex ideas and get others on board with your vision. Within one to two hours, your team can have a scale model drawn up and ready for presentation.
WORK IN 3D SCALE
Watch as your vision appears to scale right before your eyes. Previewing your vision within given parameters, from any angle, up close and far away, gives you the full picture to make key decisions.
ELIMINATE PROBLEMS EARLY
Working in a scale model during the conceptualization phase allows for spacial problems to be identified before getting to deep in ideation. There’s no point in continuing down a wrong path if your idea doesn’t fit in a given space.
SAVE TIME AND MONEY
Eliminate the exchange of multiple emails and conceptual versions. It takes seconds to get a LIVE meeting up and going. With your team communicating together, huge time and money is saved.
Via video conference, individuals and teams can be sent a meeting and be a part of the design process no matter where they are in the world.
IT’S REAL-TIME FAST
We combine our tools for rapid visualization and design direction with your vision. The result is your ideas realized to scale in a few hours or less. In real-time, there’s no need to wait for the second version to come back. Think it, see it, keep or nix it…instantly.
It’s not just what we do, but how we do it.
Send us your sketches/CAD files/dimensions and thoughts. We’ll get as much of your vision as provided in a 3D model before our first meeting.
Think it. See it. Keep it or Nix it… instantly.
Group conceptualization facilitates creativity. Our Live Design process gives individuals and teams the opportunity to see ideas come to life as they move through a 3D scale model together. Team communication takes place to identify problems, find solutions and conceptualize new ideas quickly.
In a few hours or less, have a 3D scale model and progress screenshots that everyone is on the same page with for presentation at the next meeting.
Save time and money by eliminating lengthy emails and multiple versions. Think it, see it, keep it or nix it – all in real-time.
3D models, 2D and 3D dimensioned packages can be provided. Go to bid, get estimation, communicate with crews.
This is where our visual artists go to work to create compelling images for a powerful presentation. Get larger funding, faster. Immerse and impress potential partners, sponsors and investors. Utilize imagery for advertisements, online content and news releases.
360 degree virtual tours
Create a three-dimensional scale model that will help you visualize from all angles and clearly communicate your ideas to others.
Present with photo-realistic images of your design and get people hyped on what's to come! More enthusiasm equals more investment.
Let your end user experience your vision as they move through a 3D preview of your event course, product or facility.
Action Sports Facility Design
We have you covered from backyard compounds, private indoor training facilities and multi-sport complexes to made-for-tv events and film sets.
Create a scale model of your event space with branded sponsorship banners, booths and tents. Or, have us design you a custom branded feature to engage your spectators and athletes.
Whether you have a napkin sketch or detailed concept, we bring a team together to work through design solutions and engineering to bring your idea to production.
Take your concept to manufacturers, create prototypes, test and prepare your product for market.
By utilizing existing terrain mapping software, we are able to drop scale models onto sites around the world with great accuracy. This process allows us to design an event layout that will fit within the boundaries of your proposed site.
Once the conceptual design process is completed, many clients need to estimate the cost of their projects. Since everything is drawn to scale, quantities and takeoffs can easily be created and packaged to help with calculating the cost of your event.
Founder Owner,Dug Ketterman, leads with 25+ years involvement in action sports and a bachelor’s 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 DugOut’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.
In 2010, Dug began incorporating what he called, Live Design, into his design process. 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 Live Design 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 Live Design as a core process.
Leave things better than the way you found them.
You’ll find us in the WeWork building/historical Custom House. We’re centrally located in Portland’s downtown Pearl District on the corner of NW 8th/Davis.
Of course, you don’t have to be present…just plugged in. A design session can be sent to you /or your team, wherever you are.