Duane's background is in architecture. He is a graduate of USC School of Architecture and also holds a Masters from The Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London. He currently teaches architecture and design at Woodbury University and at Pasadena City College. His courses focus on computational design, fabrication, and representation.
Katherine is a graduate of Parsons with BFA in Fashion Design. She has worked as an assistant fashion designer, wardrobe stylist, graphic designer, and most recently as director of production for a stationary and gift company. She brings all of these skills together in building X / 0.
X / 0 (X Over Zero) is the studio of designers Duane McLemore and Katherine Voorhies. The studio was founded on the premise that contemporary computation and fabrication can be used to push the edges of the possible, even by fiercely independent practitioners working on a shoestring budget.
Our designs are born from Duane's wild-eyed mathematical experimentations, and are not complete until Katherine's eye for polish and refinement is applied through digital sculpting.
We harnesses advanced digital computation and professional 3d printing to craft objects that test the limits of current technology and are at the forefront of a new aesthetic that wouldn't otherwise be possible.
Our guiding principle is: if it can be made by traditional production methods, we don't design it for 3d printing. It is this principle that sets us apart from other designers and brands. While other brands may capitalize on the buzz or gimmick of "3d printing", we offer a fresh, dynamic and intellectually enriching aesthetic. Our designs aim to inspire.
The jewelry we create is not just flattering, it also starts conversations. The forms are delicate and intricate, but they also have an ordering logic that will keep you contemplating their beguiling complexities.
(We released our first products in September of 2016.)
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