About / Callin Fortis & Big Time Design

Our History

Designer Callin Fortis presents Big Time Design Studios: a seamless combination of design fashion, music, branding and consulting. Our firm specializes in high concept, high style public space environments.

As designers, we’re drawn to stylish visuals that command attention and leave a lasting impression. Our primary goal is always thoughtful solutions that effectively communicate the essential spirit of the space. We strive for design that represents with style, but is also functional, consistent with the brand experience, and connects with the intended audience. The hallmark of Fortis’ work is a unique expression of each client’s message delivered in a practical, scalable format.

With a primary design specialization in hospitality public spaces and residential, our clients span a range of sectors including hotels, restaurants, commercial, nightclubs and more.

The Process

We believe that design should tell a story. With that simple approach we create a storyboard based on the clients programming requirements. All clients have something to say, we feel it is our job to interpret that story and make it real, dynamic and memorable. Just as in life, all stories are different yet no less compelling.

Selected Awards

Interior Design – crobar New York
Mega Club Design – crobar New York
Sound and Lighting Design – crobar New York
Best Renovation – Cameo Theatre, Miami
Best Hotel Lounge – B Bar, Miami
Best Club Design – crobar, Miami

What People Are Saying

“Callin Fortis is a visionary and out of the box designer and thinker. His ability to narrate a story and create a design that makes it come to life I have found to be invaluable in creating my new home. His attention to detail and ability to communicate out of the box design is something I have never experience before in any of my projects either in the US or abroad. “
- Sergei Fedorov, Five Time Stanley Cup Winner

“Callin Fortis is one of those spontaneous and intensely creative individuals that has the ability to take a simple concept or idea and develop it into a masterpiece. There are not too many people out there like him.”
- Dirk D Goldwasser, co-owner The Betsy Hotel

“When you want a space reminiscent of a luxury hotel suite a la Mondrian in South Beach, who better to call than the leading name in the hospitality design industry? Award-winning Callin Fortis of Big Time Design Studios.”
- Indulge Home Decor Magazine

“Uninspired by the UK’s club design, Simon Raine looked abroad and instantly became excited by the work of renowned US designer Cal Fortis, of Big Time Design.”
- Simon Raine, Director of Gatecrasker UK, Mondo Magazine

“It has been a pleasure working with Callin, who is an intelligent and meticulous designer. He is deadline oriented, innovative, open minded and has a great skill to analyze and combine my ideas and his ideas into a masterpiece. He is the most talented and creative designer/individual I have worked with in my entire career.”
- Brad Beltrand, Operating Partner, Bar Management Group, Bubble Charlotte

“I am building a large home on the water, and have had some bad experiences with designers in the past. My architect recommended Bigtime, and I will always be grateful to him because they are creating the magic I envisioned, but am not capable of doing on my own. “
- Donna Feig, Miami, FL

Career Opportunities

Please direct submissions to info@callinfortis.com. Cover letters and resumes must be typo-free and portfolio PDF files will ideally be of modest size (less than 5MB). We try to reply to all inquiries, but be advised that this is not always possible.