advocates for lighting

 

Our greatest resource is our team—smart people from diverse backgrounds who rise to the challenge of lighting design that is visionary and impactful. 

PRINCIPAL

Jill Cody
IALD, CLD, LC, LEED AP

With over 20 years of experience as an architectural lighting designer, Jill uses light to craft spaces, heighten experiences, and enhance connections. She has directed lighting design for many project types, across a wide range of project sizes and budgets.

 

Jill guides the Dark Light team to ensure every project offers creative solutions to constant challenges—design integrity vs. technical solidity; initial design goals vs. future operation—a balance between dark and light.

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

Stephanie Wood 
Associate IALD, LEED AP, MIES, Associate AIA

Stephanie has more than 20 years’ experience designing and managing lighting for hospitality, high-end commercial/residential, healthcare, and multi-family projects in the U.S. and abroad.

 

Her design brings a balance between the built environment, the requirement for energy savings, and the desire to enhance and inspire a space. A Washington native, she studied at the University of Washington where she received degrees in architecture and building construction management.

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Kristen Hagland
Associate IALD

Kristen views architecture as means of reassuring belonging and understands the essential role lighting has in affecting that sense of comfort in place. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and spent time studying and working in Washington DC, gaining valuable insight into the malleable nature of lighting conditions.

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Nathaniel Bartos

Nathaniel is a northwest native and brings his experience with project work from throughout the country to Dark Light. He brings his theatrical background, his knowledge of controls, and his lighting design experience, along with a collaborative spirit, to all of his projects. Nathaniel holds a M.F.A. in Lighting Design from Parsons the New School for Design.

LIGHTING DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Anne Chien

Anne sees the built environment as a medium humanity creates to communicate its ideals that are further accentuated by lighting. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Architectural Design from the University of Washington. Her responsibilities include development of graphics, calculations, and research to support all phases of our design work.

LIGHTING DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Mikaela Bartyzel

Mikaela sees light as the medium through which we perceive our environment. She enjoys exploring how lighting design can manipulate and enhance how we see and interact with our spaces. Mikaela earned her bachelor's degree in architecture with a focus in sustainable technology and a minor in urban ecological design from the University of Washington.

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Kerri Klingfus

Kerri supports Dark Light's work, helping our team offer the best possible client experience by facilitating accounting, marketing, and project administration.

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