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Why DDG?

With over 20 years of professional design and brand development expertise, DDG brings extensive experience to every project. Our longstanding relationships with a highly skilled and competent design team enable us to transform DDG’s creative concepts into tangible assets that immediately impact target audiences.

Our diverse skill set spans print, digital, web, photo, video, and interior design, setting DDG apart from competitors. We excel in producing high-level design across multiple platforms, ensuring we meet the unique needs of any project.


It's about collaboration

We’re all about breaking the mold and collaborating closely with our clients. We’re not afraid to push boundaries, and we’ll even give you a crash course on why design matters and how it can help unlock new possibilities for your brand. 

Together, we can create an impactful presence that will leave a lasting  impression in your  business and the community.


Allan S. Manzano
Founder and Partner

Allan Manzano is a seasoned graphic designer with 20+ years of experience collaborating with top brands like Sony, Apple, Quiksilver, and GAP. Holding influential roles as Art and Creative Director in design agencies across major U.S. cities, he earned his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University in 2001 and later pursued an MFA at the Academy of Art University.

A dedicated San Diego native, Allan actively contributes to the local community. He is a Teaching Artist at A Reason to Survive and has been the Director of Education at AIGA San Diego. Allan also acts as a Design Ambassador for World Design Capital, representing Southbay and Tijuana in 2024.

Allan teaches graduate students in Design Studio at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and undergraduates at San Diego State University in Graphic Design. In 2022, he founded Dynamo Design Group (DDG), a minority-owned creative agency in the inner city, offering branding, communication, design, and marketing solutions that inspire success and empower businesses and communities.


Ron Padua

Ron Padua, an Illustrator and Concept Designer, has carved a prominent niche in the creative industry. Armed with a graphic design background from San Diego City College and an Illustration/Entertainment Design degree from Art Center College of Design, Ron kick-started his career at TZLA, a Los Angeles-based production company. He crafted top-tier content for renowned clients such as HBO, ABC, and Hollywood Squares there. He transitioned to freelancing after TZLA and collaborated with industry giants like The Aspect Ratio and Starbucks Coffee Corp.

Ron’s journey was pivotal when he joined Sony PlayStation’s San Diego Division, excelling as the lead concept artist and eventually becoming the Art Director. His contributions to crafting stunning cinematic experiences for PlayStation’s first-party video games were remarkable.

Today, Ron is a principal partner at Dynamo Design Group (DDG), a creative agency based in National City, CA. Beyond his profession, his passion extends to classic vintage VW vehicles, reflecting his avid interest as a car enthusiast.

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