Dane is the founder and CEO of Retrobound, a design company specializing in product engineering and art furniture. Currently Dane operates the business as a freelance Industrial Designer, contracting out to small businesses and start-ups. Most clients are seeking design support that is responsive and hardware oriented. With a background in robotics research and development, Dane is conditioned to challenging deliverables, multidisciplinary tasks, and aggressive timelines. He lead a team of technicians at Boston Dynamics through build process for their first fleet of Atlas humanoid robots. More recently he is employing his knowledge of engineering and prototyping, designing props for the film industry, and creating expressive art through various forms of finely crafted furniture, lighting, sound, and more.
His pursuit of art and design is deeply rooted in the practice of observation, a skill learned and enjoyed from a very young age. Growing up with an example of craft and handiwork inside the home, Dane was tailored early on; tuning into the energy in his environment, and moreso, learning how to transform and manipulate materials into useful and attractive objects, for work and pleasure combined. These roots are what drive Dane to seek out innovation and inspiration, through new combinations of matter and flow.
Located near the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia... available for Industrial Design contracting, and Art Furniture commissions.