Focusing on consumer products and furniture design, Justin Porcano is an industrial design student at Art Center College of Design. Porcano, a native of New York, grew up on Long Island before relocating with his family to Pennsylvania. Inspired by his parents who are both designers, he pursued an architectural degree from the Philadelphia College of Design and Textiles where he received his B.Arch. While working in the architectural profession, Porcano had the privilege of assisting on the Meshworks design installation for Zaha Hadid in Rome, Italy.
Desiring to expand his knowledge within other design mediums and scales, Porcano left Philadelphia to study industrial design at Art Center College of Design in California. At Art Center, his first seating project entitled Protean was published in The International Design Yearbook of 2004 by Tom Dixon, as well as Fresh Wood New Designers Vol 1. As a student, he has worked on large-scale interiors and signage with RTKL LA as well as conceptual development for audio equipment with Ashcraft in Santa Monica. Currently, Porcano is spearheading the development of MINUS, a consortium of talented freelance designers and architects from across the United States.
In the fall of 2004, Porcano made his television debut when he was chosen to compete in a loft designing competition on the remodeling show named Monster House on the Discovery Channel.