Josh Owen

Designer Rochester / United States

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Josh Owen was born in the United States in 1970. The son of an archaeologist, he spent the summers of his youth on excavations in the Middle East learning from direct observation and participation in the mining of history through the lens of its material remains. Owen holds a BFA in Sculpture and a BA in Visual Studies from Cornell University and an MFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has also studied at Tel Aviv University and Cornell University’s program in Rome. Josh Owen is the President of his design studio, Josh Owen LLC. He is also an Associate Professor and Chair of the Industrial Design Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate areas, developing programming across disciplinary lines, most notably under the umbrella of the newly formed Vignelli Center for Design Studies. Prior to joining the faculty at RIT in 2010, Owen held the title of Associate Professor and Craig R. Benson Chair for Innovation at Philadelphia University, where he spent ten years teaching while concurrently maintaining his studio practice. From 2008-2010 Owen was also a Lecturer in the Graduate Department of Architecture at The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design, where he developed programming that served the Design, Engineering and Business Schools under the umbrella of Integrated Product Design. Owen’s client list includes such notables as Areaware, Casamania, Kikkerland, Kontextur and Umbra. His projects are included in numerous books on design and are regularly featured in such international design magazines as AT Maariv, Abitare, Artravel, Azure, Blueprint, Casavivia, Clear, Design, DIID, Dwell, Ego, Elle UK, Graphis, Frame, Icon, ID, Interni, Intramuros, Lucky, Luna, Maison Francaise, Metropolis, Metropolitan Home, Ottagano, Readymade, Step Inside Design, Surface, Vogue Taiwan, Wired, as well as The New York Times, The Washington Post and Viewpoint.
Josh Owen
Josh Owen
  • Address 4224 East Avenue, 14618 Rochester | United States
  • Tel +12672312375

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Josh Owen was born in the United States in 1970. The son of an archaeologist, he spent the summers of his youth on excavations in the Middle East learning from direct observation and participation in the mining of history through the lens of its material remains. Owen holds a BFA in Sculpture and a BA in Visual Studies from Cornell University and an MFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has also studied at Tel Aviv University and Cornell University’s program in Rome. Josh Owen is the President of his design studio, Josh Owen LLC. He is also an Associate Professor and Chair of the Industrial Design Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate areas, developing programming across disciplinary lines, most notably under the umbrella of the newly formed Vignelli Center for Design Studies. Prior to joining the faculty at RIT in 2010, Owen held the title of Associate Professor and Craig R. Benson Chair for Innovation at Philadelphia University, where he spent ten years teaching while concurrently maintaining his studio practice. From 2008-2010 Owen was also a Lecturer in the Graduate Department of Architecture at The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design, where he developed programming that served the Design, Engineering and Business Schools under the umbrella of Integrated Product Design. Owen’s client list includes such notables as Areaware, Casamania, Kikkerland, Kontextur and Umbra. His projects are included in numerous books on design and are regularly featured in such international design magazines as AT Maariv, Abitare, Artravel, Azure, Blueprint, Casavivia, Clear, Design, DIID, Dwell, Ego, Elle UK, Graphis, Frame, Icon, ID, Interni, Intramuros, Lucky, Luna, Maison Francaise, Metropolis, Metropolitan Home, Ottagano, Readymade, Step Inside Design, Surface, Vogue Taiwan, Wired, as well as The New York Times, The Washington Post and Viewpoint.