Bryan McDowall

Product Designer at Dayshape, Edinburgh. Previously Rockstar on GTAV, RDR2 etc | Games • Films • Anime | 🔰日本語 | He/Him. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇪🇺🏳️‍🌈

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Who is Bryan?

Born in the UK and growing up in Scotland, Bryan pursued his interests in design and technology as both a hobby, and in his career. After completing a degree in animation, he turned his attention to web development - an empowering hobby turned career.

What does Bryan do?

Bryan is the creator of the OZARIN brand, which alongside the design and development of this React blog, has seen him trying his hand at hosting, editing and producing his own podcast series.

He also enjoys photography and is learning Japanese in his spare time.

Career highlights

Bryan has been credited on such titles as Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2, in his 8+ years with Rockstar North. He also helped to produce the Rockstar Games Launcher.

He has worked independently on in-game UI for multiple upcoming Visual Novel titles and previous clients include Glasgow School of Art and Scotland Loves Animation film festival.

Currently he is settling into his new permanent role as Product Designer at Dayshape, where he will employ his skills to improve people's working lives.

Personal posts


Kicking social media

This year I’m deleting/de-activating a bunch of accounts on social media platforms. Whilst I’ve maintained these for many years, it’s time to make a clean break.


Hello Gilligan!

I'd like to introduce the newest member of my family. Also, some details about my upcoming trip to Japan and other ramblings about what I've been up to.



I recently took part in the EMF 10K with some workmates.


Hello again!

A personal entry, sharing some of the things I've been working on recently and what I've been up to since my last post.


Fujisan - the mountain I didn't climb

In January this year, I started fundraising. I decided shortly before my 30th birthday, that this would be the year I conquered Mt Fuji - Japan's biggest mountain.

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