Award winning, Chicago based architectural lighting design firm, Anne Kustner Lighting Design, Ltd. (AKLD), specializes in commercial, hospitality, and high-end residential projects throughout the US and beyond is looking for a Lighting Designer. Founded in 1994, AKLD has developed a highly collaborative design studio which encourages creativity and growth while allowing for a balance between work and personal time. We have designed over 1,500 projects and enjoy working on creative projects solving unique lighting challenges. At AKLD, teamwork, creativity, collaboration, originality, attention to detail and timeless solutions form the foundation of our work.
The ideal candidate for this position must have a strong sense of design, be self-directed, passionate about lighting, a good listener and a quick learner, who grasps the essence of the task at hand. This person is able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. Product knowledge is key for this candidate and some travel will be expected. They must be an effective communicator: both verbally and written. The Lighting Designer will be expected to oversee most aspects of their assigned projects including design, lighting calculations, lighting layouts, specifications, fixture schedules, mock-ups, presentations, energy codes, oversee the project team and report to the Senior Designer.
The Lighting Designer will be required to have a minimum of 2 - 5 years’ experience in the Architectural Lighting Design industry with a sense of design and detail, and the ability to visualize and quickly understand complex architectural spaces. A four year degree in Lighting Design, Theatrical Lighting, Interior Design, Architecture, or Architectural Engineering is preferred. The mandatory skills are: High level of proficiency in AutoCAD, REVIT, AGi, Excel, MS Word, with excellent organizational and communication skills. Highly desirable skills: Sketch-up, Photoshop and other computer-based skills.
We are passionate about lighting and hope that you are, too!
Additional Salary Information: Aside from offering a competitive salary commensurate with the position’s tasks and responsibilities, AKLD offers the following personal benefits program that includes:
100% premium coverage for Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance.
401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
Roth 401(k) Option
Individual and Dependent Life Insurance.
Training and professional development courses.
Reimbursement for membership in professional associations.
Paid time off and holidays.
Anne Kustner Lighting Design, Ltd. (AKLD) has successfully designed more than 1,000 Architectural Lighting Design and Lighting Control System projects in a wide range of applications and environments.
Our completed projects include lighting specifications for hospitality, education, municipal projects, corporate offices, retail, libraries, schools museum/galleries, churches, high-end residence...s and exterior/landmark lighting. We enjoy solving unique lighting challenges.
At AKLD, teamwork, creativity, individual consideration, originality, attention to detail and timeless solutions form the foundation of our work.