I began my professional life in as a Graphic Artist and Photographer. I entered architectural lighting design as a staff lighting and electrical systems designer, which led to opening my Lighting Design Consulting firm. Lumenique was formed as a design studio for creating artistic works for lighting and gallery exhibition.
I have led the creation of lighting products for 16 luminaire manufacturers, releasing 214 successful new products and been award of 14 patents. I have also produced editorial content of over 247 articles on creative application of lighting and lighting technologies.
In 2010, I created 53 unique functioning artistic and experimental products in 52 weeks as an exercise in the creative use of technologies in light.
I post regular commentary on my activities on The Lumenique Blog
My work includes representations of architectural design elements, science fiction, and machinery. Many incorporate light as an element as a surface or as a feature to extend the reach of the product into the space in which the article is placed by adding ambient or accent illumination. I draw inspiration from observation of existing objects, as well as original thought inspired by man-made and natural surroundings.
I believe strongly in simplicity in design and seek to communicate that through works that are familiar and comfortable, while being expressive and intriguing. It is my feeling that technology is often too intrusive, creating unnecessary special effects and complex features that distract, creating a foreign, complex feel to objects unnecessarily. I believe that technology should enable expressive objects and enhance comfort - not dominate everything it touches.