Chris Jamison founded Plywood Office in 2006. While growing up in Idaho, Jamison worked in the woodshop of a hi-fi store. There, Jamison found enjoyment from both the challenge and reward of making things. Jamison pursued a concentration in Visual Art and Business Administration at Seattle Pacific before coming to SCI-Arc in Los Angeles where he designed his first piece of furniture and got a Masters degree in architecture. Jamison worked as an architect for several years and developed technical skills from designing and producing furniture, ultimately leading him to found Plywood Office.