Studio Leader, Studio Luna, 1½ years with LCHY
How do you help people with light?
I help people with light by guiding them through the design process and educating them about the decisions we make as lighting designers when designing for their project.
Tell us a little about your background and experience:
I was introduced to lighting by doing theatre in high school, and continued doing theatre through college, earning by BFA in Theatre Design & Production, concentrating on lighting design. After that, I worked in Chicago’s theatre scene for several years, before deciding to broaden my lighting skills by going back to school to earn a Master’s in Architectural Lighting.
What was the most recent (or most interesting and recent) project you completed?
Most recently I, with the support of my awesome studio team, completed a residence in New Mexico.
Did you have an “ah-ha!” moment that made you turn to lighting design?
Yes, in high school when I learned to program the classic ETC Express console. I loved the power a lighting cue executed perfectly can have.
What is the most satisfying part of working with our dealer partners?
Learning about controls from a residential aspect, rather than theatrical. And helping them learn more about lighting design.
What do you think is the future of lighting?
Continued expansion of lighting design for wellness and more holistic control systems.
Why do you think that people need lighting design?
People need lighting design so they can live more comfortably, operate more efficiently, and save energy.
If there was ONE thing you could tell anyone that would make their lighting experience better, what would it be?
Put it on a dimmer!
What are your other hobbies/passions/pursuits?
So many! But to name a few, hiking, cooking, reading, and a myriad of different artistic pursuit.
What inspires you?
Understanding the big picture.
Anything else you would like to share with our partners?
I look forward to continuing helping you AND learning from you!