Gwen Grossman is pursuing her dream of combining artistry and technical knowledge into cutting edge architectural lighting design. She boasts (25) years of experience, including training and a former career in theatrical lighting. She brings creativity and collaboration to the forefront of her work. Light is the paintbrush she uses to highlight architecture and bring dramatic flair to spaces. Gwen is a passionate and motivated business woman, with a finger on the pulse of the city and modern design. She has won (16) IESNA Lighting Design Awards of Merit and is the proud founding designer of GGLD, which is certified as a WBE (Women Owned Business Enterprise) nationally with WBENC, locally with Cook County Chicago, and as a WOSB (Women Owned Small Business) nationally.
Steven Clarke is a dedicated and driven lighting designer with the ability to elevate projects to great heights. Steven views lighting as integral to the design and a key component of the architecture. His skills and passion for lighting and its visualization have materialized into high rises, museums, a city built around natural light, and buildings in those with cavernous neon streets. Steven holds a BFA in Architecture from Miami University, as well as graduate work at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Rachel Levy is a motivated lighting designer with a diverse background in architecture, controls, dance, theater, music, and television. Using the medium of light, she is passionate about sculpting environments and shaping focus to tell unified stories. With a background in dance, Rachel often imagines light as an active partner with its surroundings. Additionally, Rachel has received two Primetime Emmy Award Certificates for Best Lighting for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Show. She holds a MFA from California Institute of the Arts.
Claudia Barrett is tenacious lighting designer with a background in theatrical set design, lighting, and experience in architecture and interior design. She has a great understanding of the relationship between light, space and architecture and how they enhance each other to create a cohesive design. She believes that lighting design is an essential element in the overall design concept, it not only sets the tone but it also enhances all the other objects in the room. Claudia holds a BA in Architectural Studies with a background in interior design from the University of Illinois at Chicago.