Shawn Patrick Anderson began his career designing sets for the puppet cast of PBS's Emmy Award-winning show Between The Lions. He next moved into designing sets for editorial and commercial clients, with an emphasis on celebrity work.
In 2010, he moved his working studio space from the Brooklyn Navy Yard down the block to Williamsburg, and opened ACME Studio, a one-of-a-kind photo studio, prop house, and set design shop whose aesthetic “helped create a particular Brooklyn look that has made the neighborhood a global brand.”
In 2017, ACME expanded to a 16,000 square foot facility in Bushwick, and has evolved into multifaceted creative powerhouse with a set design and fabrication shop, ambitiously curated prop house, and studio space for in-house projects.
Shawn is the designer of the celebrated Peekamoose Restaurant in Big Indian, New York, and is currently developing a unique barn property nearby. An eleven-time attendee of Burning Man, he has been a proud part of the Acavallo carousel project since its inception.
Shawn has a fine art degree in painting from SVA, and in his free time works on painting and sculpture. He lives in the East Village. He continues to wonder who let those dogs out.