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David Rowan Johnson

David Rowan Johnson

Venice, CA, US

 

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About 

Trained as an architect, David received his Masters from UCLA (June 2011) and his Bachelors from SUNY Buffalo (May 2008).  Currently living in Venice Beach, he is a freelance designer working out of his studio on the Venice Canals. His love for design has drawn him to a wide range of investigations, from architecture and custom interiors to furniture and product design. Proficient in 2D Drafting / 3D modeling / Rendering and Digital fabrication, he is able to visualize projects from concept through production. Contact for Freelance or Hire.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Rowan Design, Venice, CA, US, Owner / Designer / Fabricator

Freelance Design:
Collaborating with Architects, Interior / Product Designers, Inventors, Craftsman, and Entrepreneurs.

Specializing in Design:
2D Drafting, 3D modeling, Rendering, Prototyping, Digital Fabrication, Graphic Design, Installation, manufacturing support

Clients:
OX Architects
Mark Mack- Mark Mack Architects
Bruce Brown- Contractor- Brown Osvaldsson Inc
Ames Ingham- Interior Designer
Shelby Wood- Interior Designer
Olivia Williams- Interior Designer
John Umbanhower- Huum Architects
Dotan Saguy- Entrepreneur

Jun 2011 - current
 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Wood / Fabrication Shop Tech

- Training and supervising incoming students.
- Cleaning / maintaining / operating machines.
- Laser Cutter / 3D printers / CNC mill / vacuum former / Traditional Wood working tools.
- setting up mill paths, 3d prints and aiding in student designs and fabrication techniques.

May 2009 - Jul 2011
 

Ilan Dei Studio, Venice, CA, US, Designer / Fabricator Intern

Working on a range of projects from design through production:
- Experimenting with digital fabrication techniques
- Parametric design of mobile store front [ Rhino / Grasshopper]
- Modeling / Prototyping wood eyewear in [ Rhino / Rhinocam/ 3 Axis CNC mill / 3D printing]
- Modeling / prototyping "Lemonade Lamp" [Rhino / Rhinocam / CNC mill / Vacuum Form]

Dec 2010 - Jun 2011
 

Eva Jensen Design LLC, New York, NY, US, Architecture intern

Working on a High End Apartment renovation in Manhattan's Upper East Side. Merging five smaller apartments into Large 5 bed Apartment. 5th Ave + 82 st.
- Site Documentation and drafting As-Builts [AutoCad]
- Schematic design [Autocad / Rhino / Flamingo]
- Plans / Elevations / CD's [Autocad}
- Historical Permitting

May 2008 - Sep 2008
 

Merril Hammond (private contractor), Princeton, NJ, US, Craftsman

Working under private contractor, Merril Hammond, I aided in design and build of both remodels and ground up residential construction.
[ Foundation / Framing / Roofing / Flooring / Finish Details / Custom Built-ins / Decks]

May 2004 - Aug 2008
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Professors include:
Greg Lynn, Craig Hodgetts, Michael Ra, Sou Fujimoto, Kivi Sotamaa, Heather Roberge, Mark Mack, Roger Sherman, Olivier Touraine , Kevin Daly, Judith Mussel

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2004 - Jun 2008
 

Barcelona Studio Abroad [SUNY Buffalo], Barcelona, ES, BArch, Architecture

May 2007 - Aug 2007
 

Awards 

Best of Student Work (UCLA Fall '09), Award

2009
 

Outstanding Achievement in Technology, Award

2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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