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. 


Jill Cody

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.


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.


Kristen Hagland
Associate IALD

Kristen believes lighting plays an essential role in affecting our sense of belonging in space, and enjoys collaborating with our clients to optimize its impact on each project. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, including a year of study in DC at Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, and joined Dark Light in 2014.



Danielle Kelly
Associate AIA, WELL AP

While completing her bachelor’s in architecture at the University of Southern California, Danielle discovered her interest in lighting design with the help of a professor whose passion for lighting inspired her to pursue the practice. After completing her degree and internship in Los Angeles, she moved back home to Seattle to work on an array of different project types, her favorites being research institutes, museums, healthcare, and coffee shops.

Danielle also teaches the Lighting for Interiors course at Bellevue College with aspirations to continue promoting the education of lighting design. Her design practice revolves around the creation of a positive and collaborative environment with other designers, shining light on the possibilities of each new project.



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.



Kayla Burke

Kayla decided to start exploring light after starting a career in Interior Design and quickly realizing it is not possible to design the perfect interior without the proper lighting. She believes that lighting plays a critical role in our health and wellness, especially in the Pacific Northwest.

Kayla has a background in Interior Design and Product Development. She studied Visual Communications at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles and earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Interior Design from Missouri State University.


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.


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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