Kim attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to pursue her dream of becoming an architect. Kim developed her passion for lighting while being among the first students to enroll in lighting courses at the then-newly founded Lighting Research Center at RPI. She received both her BS in Building Science and her MS in Lighting from Rensselaer. She also received her MBA from Ohio University.
Her professional life has primarily focused in both outside sales and marketing for lighting manufacturers including Cooper Lighting, Holophane and Kim Lighting. Kim served in a key position applying an online specification tool for lighting designers as a sales representative for eLumit. Most recently she has worked as a lighting representative at Electric Lighting Agencies, based in Manhattan
Kim has been a member of the IES Progress Committee for eight years and held the Chair position in 2011-2012. She routinely presents to architects and interior designers on lighting technology and design considerations for their continuing education credit. Kim's 20+ years of lighting experience, along with her knowledge of manufacturers and needs of the design community, offers a skill set and perspective valued by the clients of Hartranft Lighting Design.
E d u c a t i o n
Bachelor of Science in Building Science ,Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Master of Science in Lighting, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Master of Business Administration, Ohio University.
A f f i l i a t i o n s
Lighting Certified, National Council for the Qualification of Lighting Professionals