Ryan Nagode

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Ryan Christopher Nagode
Born East Aurora, NY
Nationality American
Occupation Automobile Designer
Known for Chief Designer, RAM/SRT/Fiat USA Interior Studio at FCA

Ryan Nagode is an automobile stylist, currently chief designer for RAM/SRT/Fiat USA Interior Studio at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).[1]

A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art Industrial Design Program in 2003, Nagode designed the exterior of the Dodge Avenger [2] and the Dodge Journey;[3] the interior of the 2009 Dodge Ram[4] and 2011 Jeep Wrangler; and directed the design studio for the 2013 RAM 1500/2500/3500 interiors, including the Laramie Longhorn and Limited models, as well as the 2013 Dodge Dart and the return of the 2013 SRT Viper.[citation needed]

In a 2007 interview, Nagode said the front end of the Avenger was inspired by a fond pair of the designer's Oakley sunglasses [2] and the feeling they give him when he wore them.[5]


Nagode is the son of Larry and Denise Nagode, grew up in East Aurora, NY [5] and graduated in 1998 from East Aurora High School.[6] Nagode's father was also a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1974, and was a student of Viktor Schreckengost[7] and is Senior Designer at Fisher-Price [5] — where Ryan Nagode had also served a summer internship.[1]

Nagode participated in the CIA's 5th annual Automotive Design Symposium, March 2, 2007 at the Cleveland Auto Show[8] as well as the Cleveland Institute of Art'ss Future center for design and technology transfer, Design Values 2, June 1 through August 3, 2007.[9]


The second generation Dodge Avenger, 2009 Dodge Journey, as well as the 2009 Dodge Ram Interior, styled by Ryan Nagode:


  1. ^ a b "Linkedin.com, Ryan Nagode". Linkedin.com, Ryan Nagode. 
  2. ^ a b "Avenger meets its rivals head-on". San Antonio Express-News, G. Chambers Williams III, 08/02/2007. 
  3. ^ "DRIVELINE: Dodge has strong hand in Journey". The London Free Press, Harry Pegg, February 8, 2008. 
  4. ^ Dodge Ram
  5. ^ a b c "On The Avenger, Dodge makes a big statement with its midsize car". Automotive Design and Production, Gary S. Vasilash. 
  6. ^ "East Aurora, N.Y., native found inspiration in designing Dodge Avenger". The Buffalo News, Matt Glynn, March 5, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Industrial Designer Viktor Schreckengost dead at 101". Metropolis Magazine, Paul Makovsky, February 4, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Automotive Design Symposium with the Cleveland Institute of Art enters 5th Year" (PDF). ClevelandAutoShow.com. 
  9. ^ "Design Values 2". future.cia.edu. 

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