IALD Professional, IES, LC
Gwen Grossman is pursuing her dream of combining artistry and technical knowledge into cutting edge architectural lighting design. She boasts 23 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 women, 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 in Cook County as a WBE (Women Owned Business Enterprise).
Architectural Lighting Designer
Brady Schenkel is an enthusiastic, organized and passionate designer who enjoys being challenged in her work and collaborating with others. She views lighting as her current opportunity to explore her creative side and develop her design skills. She is a leading CAD/Revit technician and a talented presentation developer. Brady finds inspiration through modern architecture, cutting-edge interior design and contemporary fashion. She holds a B.S. degree in Interior Design and Apparel Merchandising from Indiana University. She was born and raised a Hoosier, but considers Chicago her new permanent home.
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 participant partnering with its surroundings. Additionally, Rachel has received two Primetime Emmy Award Certificates for Best Lighting for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Show (So You Think You Can Dance 2011, 2012), was a 2015 Designer in Residence for the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, and holds a MFA in Production and Design from California Institute of the Arts.