In 2003 Ben was accepted to the Australian School of Fine Furniture at the University of Tasmania. Ben embarked on a journey overseas to study under the most successful woodworkers in the world, such as David Brown and Nul Erasmus.
Upon graduation Ben was awarded the Student of the Year award given to him by his teachers and academic administrators.
Ben now calls Ashland, Oregon home. Where he continues to construct custom cabinetry and fine furniture.
Focuses on integrating the natural beauty of wood with simplistic designs and
sustainability - utilizing materials and supplies as local as possible.
Drake Chance works with his clients to help bring their ideas to life. The majority of his time spent at William Olsen Designs is used to create photo realistic renderings of potential developments. Using a variety software he creates detailed and precise drawings and images for the client to visualize and prototype.
This process allows the team to produce exactly what the client expects. This ensures the team and the client have a mutual understanding of what is to come.