Peter T. Ragonetti runs PTR Design Studio in Brooklyn, NY. The studio focuses on providing concept design and manufacturing support for product and technology companies or entrepreneurs in need of design support. The studio is always seeking new clients on a consulting or freelance basis. The studio also develops and designs for the product licensing market. For more information: www.ptrdesignstudio.com Peter is the Co-Founder of Pettag Plus, LLC based out of Denver, CO. Pettag Plus is start-up company focused on developing the first connected pet tag that will help you raise a healthier pet. www.pettagplus.com Peter is also involved as a Co-Founder on a revolutionary design for a improved 3D Printing Build-Plate. www.fleks3d.com Peter was trained in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where he received a BID (Bachelor of Industrial Design) in 2004. Since leaving Pratt, Peter was the Senior Designer for JW Pet Company and the Design Director and Director of Product Development for Kikkerland Design. Peter has also done many client-based independent projects. In his 10 years of professional design, he has been responsible for the design and development of thousands of products and is also named in over a hundred patents. -PTR Design Studio is "Design it, Refine it, Make it."

Work Samples

  • Pettville Roller Coaster Habitat

  • Pettag Plus Connected Dog Tag

  • Auto-RollerZ Children's Toy

Work History

  • Co-Founder, Production Director

    • FLEKS3D
    • Brooklyn, NY
    • May 2014 - Present (5 months)
  • Co-Founder, Chief Design Officer

  • Managing Designer

    • PTR Design Studio LLC
    • Brooklyn, NY
    • Apr 2011 - Present (3 years 6 months)

    PTR Design Studio LLC is a design and manufacturing consultation company. We can assist in all aspects of the design process.

  • Co-Owner, Driver and Crew

    • BFDracing
    • Apr 1995 - Present (19 years 6 months)

    I have been working on racecars since the early 80's with my father in mid 90s when I turned 16 I started driving. In last 5 years I won several SCCA National Events and finished 2nd in FP points in Colorado Region in 2010. I have also finished first in class in several SVRA events between 2005-2010

  • Design Director and Director of Product Development

  • Senior Product Designer and Project Manager

  • Freelance Designer

    • Sourcery Promotional Products
    • Apr 2005 - Apr 2006 (1 year)
  • Shop Technician

    • Pratt Foundation Woodshop
    • Oct 2002 - Jul 2004 (1 year 9 months)

    Custom Fabricator (f/t), G.I. Designs, Spring and

  • Manufacturer

    • GI Design.net
    • Feb 2000 - Sep 2000 (7 months)

    I manufactured Copper Garden Furniture.

  • Valet Account Manager

    • Rocky Mountain Valet
    • Sep 1999 - Sep 2000 (1 year)

    I managed multiple Restaurant account and managed up to 10 employees at a time.

Education

  • Pratt Institute

    • BID Industrial Design
    • 2000 - 2004

    BID), School of Design Presidential Merit Based scholarship (4 years) Summer 2002: Barcelona to Paris, studying abroad

  • Metropolitan State College, Denver

    • N/A Fine Arts
    • 1999 - 2000
  • University of Colorado at Denver

    • N/A Fine Arts
    • 1998 - 1999

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

Over 50 Patents Awards from 2004-present Whirl Wheel Dog Toy featured in InStyle Magazine, 2004 Portfolio in Coroflot Genius Gallery, 2011 Petville Palace Habitat, Pet Product News International; Small Animal Editors and Retailers Pick, Winner, 2011 Petville Roll-A-Coaster Habitat, featured on Best of Coroflot.com, 2011 Squeaksters Vinyl Dog Toys featured on Best of Coroflot.com and...
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