Jessica brings her theatrical sensibilities, honed through a decade in the Chicago theatre scene, to the architectural lighting world. She holds a Masters Degree of Fine Art from Northwestern University with her concentration in Lighting Design for the Stage.
Before designing light for architecture and exhibits, she designed several shows in the Chicago area and New York City with companies including American Theatre Company, Theatre Wit, Stage Left Theatre, Artistic Home, and Jackalope Theatre. She assisted major Chicago designers on exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry and the Museum of Contemporary Arts Chicago, as well as at Tony Award-winning theatres such as Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, and Court Theatre. In 2015, Jessica exhibited her lighting design work at the Prague Quadrennial in the United States exhibit.
Jessica now employs her keen eye for constructing a narrative and her ability to manipulate light for emotional effect to enhance the visitor experience at museums and other spaces. She has programmed colorful dynamic building facades and full environmental spaces. She is passionate about collaborating with clients and owners and developing elegant solutions to budgets and logistics. Her recent projects include museums, office campuses, restaurants, and hospitality.
In her free time, she loves to travel, bake goodies, ride her bike around the city, and play roller derby with the DC Roller Girls.
E d u c a t i o n
Master of Fine Arts, Northwestern University
A f f i l i a t i o n s
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)
International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Associate Member
Past Chapter Coordinator of IALD New England (2016-2019)