Neither Syd Nor Shea Have a Formal Background in Interior Design
Shea has a degree in communications and worked in public relations before she discovered her true calling of interior design, which led her to enroll in design courses at a community college and work as a freelance designer. Thanks to her eye for design and the power of Instagram, Shea was already attracting clients while still only a few classes into her program. Her husband Syd, who now handles the business side of Studio McGee as the CEO of the company, previously spent six years building a digital marketing start-up. After his start-up was acquired, Syd left marketing to embark on a shared business venture with his wife that turned into Studio McGee and later McGee and Co.