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Napoleon Merana

Napoleon Merana

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

My name is Napoleon Merana, Los Angeles native. I am an architect 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  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

Employment 

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
 

Education 

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

rigorously free...

Jan 1991 - May 1996
 

Awards 

Timex 2154, Other

runner up in for the wearable category

2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills