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.
Owner and Founder
First introduced to 3D 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 – a prophetic thought when you consider his eventual career path. Dan honed his industry expertise working on diesel engine component design for Caterpillar and 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, Matt, and Justin 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.