After receiving her BFA with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design, Linn became the first American accepted to the fashion department at the Royal College of Art in London, where she earned her MA. Her final show received a standing ovation.

In the first chapter of her career, Linn became an established figure in apparel and footwear design. She was the Design Director at Andrew Geller Shoes, based in New York and Civitanova Marche, Italy. She was part of the team that was instrumental in creating the first Calvin Klein shoe collection, and captured the Vogue Shoe of the Year Award.

At 25, she launched her own highly acclaimed apparel label, Linn Callahan designs.  Her collection was featured in the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue NYC, which also housed a Linn Callahan boutique space.  As Japan was the source of many of the textiles she developed for her label, these relationships led to a global position as Design Director for an international private label development at C. ITOH, a large Japanese trading company. She worked directly with store buyers and executives, dividing her time between New York, Tokyo, Osaka, and Hong Kong. She then lived in Paris for several years doing freelance apparel illustration.

Later in her career as the mother of three children, Linn refocused her talent in the U.S. on interior design, decorative and tromp l'oeil painting, and tabletop design. Her work was featured in Martha Stewart's book, New Old House, among others. She also created an earthenware collection for Deruta of Italy and restored a 1900s French style villa. This work was featured in numerous publications including House Beautiful and Connecticut Cottages and Gardens.

Working from her studio in an artist enclave in Connecticut, Linn now focuses her energy on a deeper exploration of the beloved EGG and interior design. Her creations continue to be well informed by her vastly interdisciplinary background.  

Her focus is making beautiful things and making things beautiful

Her focus is making beautiful things and making things beautiful