Brian "Dag" D'Agostine

I'm interested in learning something new. My skills and abilities far exceed what I can include here. From teaching chicken raising classes to creating LEGO masterpieces, I can do anything I resolve to. Not only that but I am continually sought after for these skills. All the better since my experience aligns me for your position.


2007-present, as Owner of Istockhouseplans.

1999-2005 as Self-employed designer/draftsman
  • Visit jobsites to check progress and make suggestions and plan corrections as needed

  • Frequently submit sets directly to jurisdictions and handle corrections as requested

  • Occasional blogging on new designs, industry updates and local construction matters

2006-present, Owner of Dag's Bricks, LEGO parts store on the secondary market.
  • Handle customized parts orders, shipping and customer service on a daily basis

  • Analyze and effect acquisitions of products and supplies to maximize profits

  • Help others to do the same through blog posts and an upcoming Seller's Guide ebook

  • Create commissions and instructions for custom sets using a variety of design software

  • Design and build award winning custom creations

2008-2012, Designer Outreach Specialist with Conservation Services Group, Portland, OR (Energy Trust of Oregon New Homes contract)
  • Created energy efficiency support program for 120 architects and designers

  • Created a library of over 100 drag and drop CAD details for use on designers' plans

  • Provided pre-energy modeling for house plans to assess improvements

  • Created and presented multiple 3 hour design trainings throughout Oregon

  • Created construction animations for use by professionals in the field via their phones

  • Created on-demand 3D SketchUp images for others’ presentations

2005-2008, Draftsman/designer at Suntel Home Design, Tigard, OR
  • Prepared plan sets, prescriptive bracing and beam calculations

  • Customized stock plans as needed from direct customer input

  • Designed dozens of new plans in conjunction with lead designer

  • Discussed plans and corrections with jurisdictional planning departments


AutoCAD LT, SketchUp, StruCalc 8.0, MS Office suite, basic html, ORSC 2013.


  • 1990-94 Reynolds High School, Troutdale, OR. Four years of drafting, went to state and national competitions.
  • 1994-99 Portland State University, Portland, OR. Started as engineering major, graduated in Geography with Urban Studies minor. Coursework included working on a team of 5 to create a 75 page report on the Lents neighborhood and presented it to residents at the local library. This became the foundation for other student teams to build off of for the next 10 years.
  • 1999-2000, 2002-2004 Multnomah Seminary, Portland, OR. Completed requirements for Master's degree. Included non-profit volunteer work during the duration of studies.


Designing reproduction homes

3D modeling

Using my home as an energy efficiency laboratory


City homesteading


Brian Dag,
Mar 30, 2015, 10:52 AM