Lighting Designers 2021

Moving people with light is an art. And if anyone has mastered that art, it’s our lighting designers. With knowledge and passion, they create pieces that affects the visitors.

Discovers next year´s lighting designers.

Sara Ortega

Spain

Sara Ortega is an Architect, Lighting Designer, Technology teacher and Researcher from Barcelona.

In 2007 she became an Architect, and studied at Granada University. One year later she took her MArch in Architectural Lighting Design in Madrid and in 2011 she took her MArch in Architectural Innovation. Later on, in 2018 she was a PhD Researcher and wrote the thesis: ”Light incidence in learning in educational environments.”

When Sara doesn´t do research she works as Senior Lighting Designers at Ledscontrol, in Barcelona with design, management, programming, mounting and installing. Ledscontrol was founded in 2009 to provide lighting control services for LED installations in public spaces, buildings, entertainment venues and restaurants. As a senior Lighting Designers, Sara has worked with big projects as the Zouk Club in Kuala Lumpur, the Manacar Tower in Mexico and the DWP18 in Bali.

Sara is a well known speaker and is used to meet students. Among many things she held lectures at LCI, Barcelona: Master in Interior Design, 2019.

Sara Ortega

Spain

Sara Ortega is an Architect, Lighting Designer, Technology teacher and Researcher from Barcelona.

In 2007 she became an Architect, and studied at Granada University. One year later she took her MArch in Architectural Lighting Design in Madrid and in 2011 she took her MArch in Architectural Innovation. Later on, in 2018 she was a PhD Researcher and wrote the thesis: ”Light incidence in learning in educational environments.”

When Sara doesn´t do research she works as Senior Lighting Designers at Ledscontrol, in Barcelona with design, management, programming, mounting and installing. Ledscontrol was founded in 2009 to provide lighting control services for LED installations in public spaces, buildings, entertainment venues and restaurants. As a senior Lighting Designers, Sara has worked with big projects as the Zouk Club in Kuala Lumpur, the Manacar Tower in Mexico and the DWP18 in Bali.

Sara is a well known speaker and is used to meet students. Among many things she held lectures at LCI, Barcelona: Master in Interior Design, 2019.

Anuj Gala

Finland

Anuj Gala works as a Senior lighting designer at Lighting Design Collective in Finland, where he has been working with many permanent Light Art and public space projects such as UNESCO Heritage Tallinn, Kruunuvuorenranta Light Art, Tieto HQ, Fortum HQ and Helsinki Outlet to name a few.

He has his background in Electronics and furher on he developed a keen interest in lighting. In 2016, he graduated from Wismar with a Masters of Arts Degree in Architectural Lighting Design. In 2017, he was nominated ‘The Best Newcomer’ at PLDR Awards and was a finalist for ‘The Challenge’, a young lighting designers speaker competition.

His lighting design journey started in Goa, and went later on to Berlin, New York and Helsinki, where he currently works. He has gained experience from working on varied portfolio projects having a blend of lighting design, art, and technology across different continents.

 

Working together as a team, Anuj and Rogier believes that having the perfect blend of knowledge in interactive lighting technology, lighting project experience and lighting design. Together they want to craft a strong artistic expression and transform their site into a meaningful interactive experience.

Anuj Gala

Finland

Anuj Gala works as a Senior lighting designer at Lighting Design Collective in Finland, where he has been working with many permanent Light Art and public space projects such as UNESCO Heritage Tallinn, Kruunuvuorenranta Light Art, Tieto HQ, Fortum HQ and Helsinki Outlet to name a few.

He has his background in Electronics and furher on he developed a keen interest in lighting. In 2016, he graduated from Wismar with a Masters of Arts Degree in Architectural Lighting Design. In 2017, he was nominated ‘The Best Newcomer’ at PLDR Awards and was a finalist for ‘The Challenge’, a young lighting designers speaker competition.

His lighting design journey started in Goa, and went later on to Berlin, New York and Helsinki, where he currently works. He has gained experience from working on varied portfolio projects having a blend of lighting design, art, and technology across different continents.

 

Working together as a team, Anuj and Rogier believes that having the perfect blend of knowledge in interactive lighting technology, lighting project experience and lighting design. Together they want to craft a strong artistic expression and transform their site into a meaningful interactive experience.

Rogier Hengeveld

The Netherlands

Rogier has been part of Lights in Alingsås for many years when he worked for Osram. From 2008-2013, he supported a workshop group with lighting equipment and technical support/control. He was delightesd to be part of the group and share his knowledge with the students on how to work with digital lighting and how to work with the controls.

Rogier is nowadays Project Manager for lighting at Lighting Business Consultancy in Utrecht, that is hsi own company. His key role is to add experience and capasity to his customers projects. He unburdens designers and contractors by managing their lighting projects, on technical and operational level.

 

Working together as a team, Anuj and Rogier believes that having the perfect blend of knowledge in interactive lighting technology, lighting project experience and lighting design. Together they want to craft a strong artistic expression and transform their site into a meaningful interactive experience.

Rogier Hengeveld

The Netherlands

Rogier has been part of Lights in Alingsås for many years when he worked for Osram. From 2008-2013, he supported a workshop group with lighting equipment and technical support/control. He was delightesd to be part of the group and share his knowledge with the students on how to work with digital lighting and how to work with the controls.

Rogier is nowadays Project Manager for lighting at Lighting Business Consultancy in Utrecht, that is hsi own company. His key role is to add experience and capasity to his customers projects. He unburdens designers and contractors by managing their lighting projects, on technical and operational level.

 

Working together as a team, Anuj and Rogier believes that having the perfect blend of knowledge in interactive lighting technology, lighting project experience and lighting design. Together they want to craft a strong artistic expression and transform their site into a meaningful interactive experience.

Craig Spring

USA

Craig Spring is the Principal at Luminosity – Architectural Lighting Design in Colorado where he works with civic, culture, music, residential architectural lighting. He has been involved in many project in Seattle, USA and Sydney, Australia. One of them is Sydney Opera House.

During the architectural engineering program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, a focus in lighting design became clear. During this period he studied abroad in an architecture program in Rome that opened his eyes to the influence of light and daylight in architectural spaces. He continued into a graduate program which broadened his exposure in lighting, architecture, sustainable design, daylighting, and the psychology of perception which was a key component of his thesis.

He has been awarded the Richard Kelly Award which was established to “recognize and encourage creative thought and activity in the use of light,” highlighted as a part of “The Next Generation of Lighting Luminaries,” and selected for 40under40 North America and 40under40 Global from Lighting Magazine 2018. To help advance the lighting profession regionally, he is one of the current IALD Regional Coordinators for the Rocky Mountain region, since 2013.

Craig Spring

USA

Craig Spring is the Principal at Luminosity – Architectural Lighting Design in Colorado where he works with civic, culture, music, residential architectural lighting. He has been involved in many project in Seattle, USA and Sydney, Australia. One of them is Sydney Opera House.

During the architectural engineering program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, a focus in lighting design became clear. During this period he studied abroad in an architecture program in Rome that opened his eyes to the influence of light and daylight in architectural spaces. He continued into a graduate program which broadened his exposure in lighting, architecture, sustainable design, daylighting, and the psychology of perception which was a key component of his thesis.

He has been awarded the Richard Kelly Award which was established to “recognize and encourage creative thought and activity in the use of light,” highlighted as a part of “The Next Generation of Lighting Luminaries,” and selected for 40under40 North America and 40under40 Global from Lighting Magazine 2018. To help advance the lighting profession regionally, he is one of the current IALD Regional Coordinators for the Rocky Mountain region, since 2013.

Rodrigo Muro

Sweden

This isn´t Rodrigos first time in Alingsås. In 2006 he attended the workshop as a student when he studied Architectural Lighting Design at KTH. In 2011 he started to work as the Program Director at KTH where he teaches year 4 and 5 Master in Architecture students and course responsible and examiner at Architectural Lighting Design Master Course. He has been guiding students through lighting workshops at KTH for many years. He finds it pretty regarding to see how students solve their installation. Nevertheless is their installation, their concept, their ideas; he is there to guide.

Rodrigos approach as lighting designer is to create experience that are site specific. Using as an advantage whatever conditions of the site and transform reality from Daytime to Nigh time. Architecture, urban setting, perception and lighting qualities are there to mould the immersive experience that an installation at Lights in Alingsås should provide.

When Rodrigo isn´t working at KTH he works as Lighting Designer for Light Bureau (former ÅF Lighting) with outdoor lighting design projects and product development.

He is very excited to be one of Lights in Alingsås first workshop heads of the decade.

Rodrigo Muro

Sweden

This isn´t Rodrigos first time in Alingsås. In 2006 he attended the workshop as a student when he studied Architectural Lighting Design at KTH. In 2011 he started to work as the Program Director at KTH where he teaches year 4 and 5 Master in Architecture students and course responsible and examiner at Architectural Lighting Design Master Course. He has been guiding students through lighting workshops at KTH for many years. He finds it pretty regarding to see how students solve their installation. Nevertheless is their installation, their concept, their ideas; he is there to guide.

Rodrigos approach as lighting designer is to create experience that are site specific. Using as an advantage whatever conditions of the site and transform reality from Daytime to Nigh time. Architecture, urban setting, perception and lighting qualities are there to mould the immersive experience that an installation at Lights in Alingsås should provide.

When Rodrigo isn´t working at KTH he works as Lighting Designer for Light Bureau (former ÅF Lighting) with outdoor lighting design projects and product development.

He is very excited to be one of Lights in Alingsås first workshop heads of the decade.

Luciana Alanis

Switzerland

Luciana Alanis was born in Argentina and with over 16 years of dedication to light, she founded her own lighting design consultancy in 2019, called Lichtgold gmbh, based in St. Gallen, Switzerland. She took her M.A. in Architectural Lighting Design at Wismar, Germany in 2014.

In her daily business, she works on diverse interior and exterior, public and private lighting projects. She loves to add an emotional, visionary and innovative mindset in her design approach and will happily share this thinking with the workshop participants. She is a designer by heart and values the importance of giving back her knowledge and fascination about light. That is why she she started as a part-time lecturer at the Achitecture faculty at KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

She has experience from previous workshops that she has participated in; Luminale – a Lights festival in Frankfurt, Germany and last year as workshop head in the workshop of Lights in Blokzijl, Netherlands.

Being able to contribute with her expertise and spirit means a lot to her, and she is convinced that lighting designworkshops and festivals are great chanses for a vivid exchange between light enthusiasts of all level when experimenting and creating magical lighting ideas together.

Luciana Alanis

Switzerland

Luciana Alanis was born in Argentina and with over 16 years of dedication to light, she founded her own lighting design consultancy in 2019, called Lichtgold gmbh, based in St. Gallen, Switzerland. She took her M.A. in Architectural Lighting Design at Wismar, Germany in 2014.

In her daily business, she works on diverse interior and exterior, public and private lighting projects. She loves to add an emotional, visionary and innovative mindset in her design approach and will happily share this thinking with the workshop participants. She is a designer by heart and values the importance of giving back her knowledge and fascination about light. That is why she she started as a part-time lecturer at the Achitecture faculty at KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

She has experience from previous workshops that she has participated in; Luminale – a Lights festival in Frankfurt, Germany and last year as workshop head in the workshop of Lights in Blokzijl, Netherlands.

Being able to contribute with her expertise and spirit means a lot to her, and she is convinced that lighting designworkshops and festivals are great chanses for a vivid exchange between light enthusiasts of all level when experimenting and creating magical lighting ideas together.

Jessica Krometis

USA

Jessica Krometis is the Associate Designer for the lighting firm CM Kling+Associates in Washington and is the former New England Chapter coordinator of the International Association of Lighting Designers. She took her B.A of Art Theater Design, Columbia College Chicago in 2009 and her M.A of Fine Art Stage Design, at Northwestern University in 2015.

Before joining the architectural lighting field, she spent 10 years in Chicago and New York working as lighting designer for regional and storefront theaters, museum exhibits, and special events. As a result of her experience, she see lighting design as an art form that is carefully crafted on site with preparation and knowledge.

Jessica thinks that light is an international language that inspires and enhances everyone’s lives. When we shape a space using light, viewers can engage with the space to have emotional, ephemeral, and inspiring experiences.

Jessica is looking forward to the workshop and wants to create Lights Art that leaves the viewers breathless, and she wants to do it with some of the best designers the world has to offer. She is thrilled to work with students to create experiences that are truly magical.

Jessica Krometis

USA

Jessica Krometis is the Associate Designer for the lighting firm CM Kling+Associates in Washington and is the former New England Chapter coordinator of the International Association of Lighting Designers. She took her B.A of Art Theater Design, Columbia College Chicago in 2009 and her M.A of Fine Art Stage Design, at Northwestern University in 2015.

Before joining the architectural lighting field, she spent 10 years in Chicago and New York working as lighting designer for regional and storefront theaters, museum exhibits, and special events. As a result of her experience, she see lighting design as an art form that is carefully crafted on site with preparation and knowledge.

Jessica thinks that light is an international language that inspires and enhances everyone’s lives. When we shape a space using light, viewers can engage with the space to have emotional, ephemeral, and inspiring experiences.

Jessica is looking forward to the workshop and wants to create Lights Art that leaves the viewers breathless, and she wants to do it with some of the best designers the world has to offer. She is thrilled to work with students to create experiences that are truly magical.

Sebastian Studnitzky, Composer

Germany

The multi-instrumentalist Sebastian Studnitzky lives in Berlin and is one of the most active german musicians. Playing trumpet and piano – both on an international top level. He played tours and on the big festivals in more than 50 countries with his Trio or as a member in the band.

Sebastian studied Jazz trumpet and Jazz piano in Stuttgart, and composition and film scoring at Berklee College of Music i Boston, USA. He beyond the styles and plays Jazz but also releases electronic club music on sonarkollectiv.

His most recent projects with a stringquartet combines Jazz, Electro and classical avant-garde music. Sebastians music is too edgy for Pop, too emotional for Jazz, too luscious for Electro, too groovy for avant-garde.

Sebastian Studnitzky, Composer

Germany

The multi-instrumentalist Sebastian Studnitzky lives in Berlin and is one of the most active german musicians. Playing trumpet and piano – both on an international top level. He played tours and on the big festivals in more than 50 countries with his Trio or as a member in the band.

Sebastian studied Jazz trumpet and Jazz piano in Stuttgart, and composition and film scoring at Berklee College of Music i Boston, USA. He beyond the styles and plays Jazz but also releases electronic club music on sonarkollectiv.

His most recent projects with a stringquartet combines Jazz, Electro and classical avant-garde music. Sebastians music is too edgy for Pop, too emotional for Jazz, too luscious for Electro, too groovy for avant-garde.