Napoleon Merana

Napoleon Merana

Los Angeles, CA, US



My name is Napoleon Merana, Los Angeles native. I am an designer with 20+ years experience working on various scales from objects to buildings. From designing futuristic watches to envisioning large scale commercial building projects. I had been fortunate to work with some of the most progressive architects from Daniel Libeskind, Coop himmelb(l)au , Frank Gehry and Jon Jerde to corporate giant Google as a freelance conceptual designer. I bring to the table experience working in environments that require team work and relentless exploration to solve and develop concepts.

"it is not down on any map : true places never are" -Herman Melville. Moby-Dick


Google, San Francisco, CA, US, Deisgner

Freelance designer- envisioning / master planing / model making / illustrations

May 2017 - current

Jerde Partnership, Venice, CA, US, Senior Associated Project designer

Jan 2004 - Aug 2017

Tony Gasparro, New York, NY, US, production designer

I was hired as freelance set designer / model builder / graphics and fabrication.
I started working for Tony in 2010 as freelance.
Designed sets for TV show and commercials.
Working in 3d software to illustrate the spatial configurations and layouts.
Provided shop drawings for the set builders.

Jan 2010 - Dec 2015


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

rigorously free...

Jan 1991 - May 1996


Timex 2154, Other

runner up in for the wearable category


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