jon and Mr call designs
Jon Call is reinventing American design for a new generation.
He attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, before moving to New York City in 2002. His first job was at AD100 firm Diamond Barrata Designs, where he worked as an associate architect. He then moved to Shawn Henderson Interior Design, also an AD100 company, as a Lead Interior Designer. In 2009, he accepted the job as Creative Producer for the HGTV show "The High/Low Project,” starring Sabrina Soto.
In 2010, he established his eponymous firm, Mr Call Designs.
The company name,"Mr Call Designs” hearkens back to the original design firms where senior designers were always addressed formally. For Jon, it was a lighthearted way of honoring the past as he started his new company. Much like his work, everything for him is based on classic design fundamentals filtered through a modern lens.
Jon’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue Italia, Dwell, Surface, Traditional Home and Lonny, to name a few. He was awarded “The Next Wave” distinction by House Beautiful Magazine, a Benjamin Moore “HUE” award, the “Rising Star” award by the IFDA organization and was nominated a "Rising Star" by the Fashion Group International and “New York’s Top Eligible Bachelor” by Gotham Magazine. In 2016, MCD was identified as one of the “Top Forty Interior Design Firms” by Interior Design Magazine.
Jon’s personal style and accomplishments in the industry have led to work with many iconic companies, including campaigns for brands including Brooks Brothers, Cannon, Benjamin Moore, Best Buy, Kenneth Cole and Karastan.
In 2012, Jon pioneered creating lifestyle properties for public colleges and universities across the United States. Since then, he has acted as interior designer and creative director for more than 30 properties in nine states.
Along the way, Jon's work has grown beyond the New York luxury design world to sundrenched Palm Springs, where his design studio is now located. Amid this inspiring landscape, he explores not just the birthplace of Modernist design but the larger questions this movement poses. Awake to the knowledge that the meals and clothing and design we fill our homes with actually shape the world we inhabit, Jon's work asks how we can truly elevate and authentically beautify our lives.
A Modernist in the classic sense, Jon doesn't seek or prescribe the "right" choices. Instead, he starts dialogues about the paths that can lead each of us to live consciously and beautifully.
Celebrating its tenth year in 2020, it’s clear that the story is just beginning for Mr Call Designs.
- Written by Melissa Rayworth
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