John Dixon

John Burnham Dixon

Asst Professor

Assistant Professor of Practice

Aronoff Center


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Professional Summary

John Dixon is a Serial Entrepreneur, and Assistant Professor of Practice of Industrial Design at the College of DAAP at the University of Cincinnati.. Guided by  imagination, function, and social impact, John lives and works within a niche that is both considered and considerate. Equally adept at fabricating furniture and housewares and conceptualizing socially guided products, John loves to dig in - always going beyond what is asked or even needed. For John, product design is a journey through which he can demonstrate the value and the impact that design can have on people, spaces, and ideas.

In the Spring of 2016, John co-taught a course titled "Midwest Modern," which designed and created a brand of furnishings and housewares. The results of said studio went on to win the Editor's Choice Award for Best School at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

In addition to designing new objects under his own label, Dixon branded, John is currently working on PROtest, a project of his own creation which is being funded by a project grant from People's Liberty.

Research Support

Grant: #3CDC SCA Investigators:Dixon, John 01-01-2022 -12-31-2022 3CDC 3CDC Studio "Public Spaces" Role:PI 10000.00 Hold Level:Non Profit

Contact Information

Phone: 5132539142