John Dixon was born and raised by an architect and interior designer in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from the Industrial Design Program at the University of Cincinnati, he interned for Paul Loebach in Brooklyn, and then went on to working as a machinist, honing his skills in construction and knowledge of manufacturing. In addition to working on his own endeavors, he works as a professor at the University of Cincinnati. This work has aided in the developing of his voice as a designer, focused largely around the assembly of the object, and an efficient use of parts and manufacturing. He has formed Dixon Branded as an umbrella under which to market his work, both furniture/homegoods, and design/build.