ASID, NCIDQ Cert# 023289
Claire is one of the most sought-after designers of luxury residential interiors and the founder of Ownby Design, LLC. Part designer, part innovator, part visionary, Claire draws inspiration from her studies, her extensive travels and her affinity for fine food and wine. With her unique fusion of minimalism and lavishness, Claire’s designs transform the spaces of everyday living into one-of-a-kind indulgences. Claire received her education in Interior Design from Arizona State University and Scottsdale Community College. While serving apprenticeships with Scottsdale based residential and commercial design firms, Claire refined her talent and passion for luxurious interiors, and decided to start her own interior design firm in 1998. She specializes in modern minimalism aesthetic, with a keen eye for detail. Her firm has received numerous awards from ASID and the Valley; the Ownby Design team has been recognized with numerous industry and community awards throughout the past several years for residential designs in both Arizona and the Hawaiian Islands.
Senior Project Designer
Growing up on the Oregon Coast, Kris moved to the valley in 2004 to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Interior Design at Arizona State University. Before joining the Ownby Design Team in 2014, she gained an extensive amount of experience and knowledge working for various design firms in the valley. When she is not in the office, you can find Kris at home “relaxing” with her three adorable boys. Kris’ impeccable skill set, outstanding ability to understand client needs, and eye for detail are but a few of the many qualities she brings to our team.
Originally from Colorado, Kalysha joined the Ownby Design team in 2018. Charged with creative energy and eager to push boundaries, Kalysha approaches interior design as a true art form. With a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design from Northern Arizona University, and many years of design experience in both Colorado and Arizona under her belt, Kalysha exudes a fun and bubbly personality and is a strong asset to the Ownby Design team. On the weekends, you can often find Kalysha socializing with friends and spending time with her loving pitbull, Zyzz.
With a love for architecture and interior design, which developed from growing up in the beautiful historic city of Vilnius in Lithuania, Dee moved to Chicago in 2005 to pursue her passion at the University of Illinois. After her studies, her search for a career and modern design led her to live in Los Angeles, California. Dee joined the Ownby Design team in 2018 after moving to Arizona looking for an opportunity to settle down and pursue her American dream of owning a house. Her attention to detail, passion for design, and architecture background add an exceptional value to the Ownby Design team. When Dee is not at the office making clients dreams come true, she is enjoying her new home and exploring Arizona.
Junior Project Designer
Growing up in the Chicago land area, Evan realized his interest for design from an early age. Evan moved to the valley in 2013 to pursue a Bachelor’s of science degree in Architectural Studies, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Evan’s architectural background and attention to detail brought him to Ownby Design just before the start of 2018. Evan is excited to be a part of the team and help bring luxurious interiors to the valley.