Shawn Marie Calvin Calbus’s love story with the built environment began in her Grandfather's woodshop where he would design and fabricate residential furniture pieces and whimsical household items. Shawn quickly picked up on his passion and dedication to perfecting the craft of woodworking.
Flash forward 30 years, and Shawn’s passion for design and dedication to details overflow from her personal life into her professional life. Shawn’s interior design projects have been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Curbed Detroit, and have won AIA Detroit, AIA Michigan and Detroit Home Design Awards. Her furniture pieces have been on display at Chicago’s Merchandise MART during NeoCon and featured in print publications.
The Founder & Creative Director of Shawn & Co. since 2008, Shawn is also the Director of Interior Design at INFORM Studio - an Architecture and Engineering Firm. For more than 12 years, Shawn has perfected her ability to align partnerships and drive the design process conceptualizing and constructing successful interior environments for a multitude of typologies and sectors.
Shawn is the founding member and President of Ladies, Wine & Design Detroit. Through this organization, Shawn is able to bring awareness to the fact that only 3% of Creative Directors in the United States are female - that number drops to 1% BIPOC & LGBTQIA. With mentorship opportunities and programming inclusive of professional development, personal development and life in general, Ladies, Wine & Design Detroit empowers underrepresented creatives in and around The City of Detroit.