As a power sports product design and development consulting firm, we have the flexibility to step in at any stage of the product development process to provide the services you need to take your idea from concept to prototype to test drive. Power sports enthusiasts as well as product design experts, our process prioritizes innovation, performance, and quality to ensure your product is up for any adventure.
Who We Are
Owner and Founder
First introduced to 3D CAD design in high school, Dan Goffman was attracted by the ability to use technology to transform ideas into reality. A born explorer with a taste for adventure, he also found appealing the fact that design can be done anywhere in the world. Dan honed his industry expertise working on new product development for Polaris Industries.
After over a decade of experience in the corporate world, Dan made the decision to go “off road” and start his own contract product design firm. Following the call of the mountains, he sold his house and possessions and packed up the trailer to start a new chapter in the Pacific Northwest. Today, Dan runs Dango Design out of Northern Idaho and has brought on additional team members, Shannon, and Matt to keep up with a growing client base.
Shannon and Dan have known each other since college, where they both studied CAD and drafting in Minnesota. Their paths parted a year after graduation, when Shannon decided to go back to college and pursue a second degree in Applied Economics. Although Shannon spent the next ten years building a career outside the engineering field, he and Dan never lost touch. When Dan later founded Dango Design and approached Shannon to help out part-time on a few design projects, Shannon took him up on the offer.
The part-time arrangement gave Shannon the opportunity to buff up his engineering skills while the business grew and developed. After about a year, in summer of 2015 he made the decision to pack up his life and move to Idaho to work for Dango Design full-time. As a member of the small, versatile team at Dango Design, Shannon meets client design challenges using a variety of production methods, including sheet metal, roto-molding, injection molding, and fabrication.
What We Do
Product Design & Development
You have an idea. We have the expertise to make it happen. No matter where you are in the product development process – whether you’re developing an accelerator pedal or a complete vehicle – our team can step in to provide the innovative, cost-effective solutions needed to turn your idea into a reality. Using CAD and CGI technology, we’ll generate 3D models and prototypes, overcome design challenges, and engineer a roadmap to final production.
Custom Vehicle Development
Do you have a concept brewing for a part or vehicle that will take you on your next wild ride? Our team works with individuals to create and build custom vehicle prototypes. We’ll collaborate with you to find a way to make your crazy idea a reality, using CAD modeling to refine and solidify the concept into a workable machine. Built by engineering, fueled by passion.
Contract CAD Design
Whether you need an additional team member to assist on a large project or specialists to supplement your small in-house team, Dango’s product designers can lend their services on a contract basis to help take your idea from concept to market. Our experts will seamlessly integrate with your team so that the process of bringing them up to speed is zero-to-sixty.
We know the powersports industry inside and out, so when you’re ready to hit accelerate on a new product line, we can help you manage the transition from prototyping to production. We’ll connect you with the right manufacturers to put your product on the road (or off). Wherever your adventure takes you, we’ll help find a way to get you there.
Dango Design is a product design firm driven by the thrill of the ride. We help fellow enthusiasts develop performance-driven power sports equipment and accessories designed for your wildest rides.
Dango Design, which specializes in power sports concept design and product development, was founded by Daniel Goffman in 2012. With a team of experienced designers, Dango Design offers product development consulting services throughout the product life cycle. We can step in at any stage of the process to provide innovative, cost-effective solutions to your design challenges.
Thrill seekers ourselves, we have also developed retail products designed for the lifestyle of the avid adventurer. Each of these products has been through rigorous rounds of product development and field testing to ensure optimal performance in the moments that matter most. Check out the patented Gripper Mount.