Katherine Otten is a Project Coordinator at Fat Pencil Studio
BEN GRAMANN is originally from Paris, France, and has lived in Oregon since 2010. He joined Fat Pencil in January 2023 after consulting and teaching design for a number of years. He graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Syracuse University’s School of Architecture and has worked for a variety of award-winning architecture firms in Boston, Los Angeles, and Portland. He brings to the studio his keen eye as well as his drawing and illustration experience.
Ben loves to spend quality time with his family, listen to music, make art, remodel his house, and play or watch soccer.
Fun facts about Ben:
Languages: Bilingual in French and English, some conversational Italian and German, but dreams of being able to speak in any language
Favorite design style: Ben is an avid lover of all things Art Nouveau and loves to see how technology can bring design back to this state of freedom
Family quality time looks like: Soccer, outdoor exploration, movies on the projector
Ben quality time looks like: Quick yoga in the morning, dreaming of his future passive solar house, and making art
Pet peeves: Waste, thoughtlessness, and bad design
Words you might search after talking to Ben: Polyglot, biomimicry, biophilia