ABOUT ME

Ryan

designer

RYAN SHUMWAY

When in doubt, don’t be afraid to get dirty and start making.

Born and raised in the cornfields outside of Chicago as the son of a fifth generation foundryman, I am naturally obsessed with the simple beauty and practicality of industrial design and industrial machinery. I cut my teeth at the ripe age of 10 working in a cast-iron foundry making sand molds and finishing wood patterns, and this is where I was exposed to the culture and art of making.

Ever since those early days I have been obsessed with exploring how “things” are made and how they can be improved on. So naturally throughout my career I continue to explore construction methods, materials, and systems in architecture to find a better way to design and build while creating something pure to its fundamental purpose as Le Corbusier says, “A machine for living.”

SERVICES

This is what I do.

TIMELINE

Highlights.

2017

Completed within top 10% rank of AMA Barstow to Vegas Dual Sport Rally

2018

Completed within top 10% rank of AMA Barstow to Vegas Dual Sport Rally