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, where he developed skills and knowledge both in furniture design and construction. Upon returning to Cincinnati he began working on furniture of his own, as well as co-founding a Cincinnati design collective entitled, Losantiville LTD. In addition to working on his own endeavors, he currently works as a machinist; a trade which has deep roots in 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, and design/build.