Born outside of Philadelphia, Ascalon was immersed in the world of art and design from an early age. His grandfather was a sculptor and noted industrial designer, and his father is renowned for his large scale art installations throughout North America. Ascalon earned his Masters' degree in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute in 2005, and that same year was recognized by Wallpaper* magazine as one of the world's "Ten Most Wanted" emerging designers. In 2007, his early work was included in the ICFF Studio Bernhardt Design Exhibition at ICFF, a juried competition that promotes young designers from around the world. Ascalon went on to design for the prestigious American brand. In 2008, he had the distinction of being only one of two American designers to work with the venerable 150 French company, Ligne Roset, and in 2011, the company launched their second collaboration together.
Ascalon lives and works in New York City.