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.
Sabrina Canals is a creative, interdisciplinary designer with a background in interior architecture, furniture design, and sculptural practices. She believes that all aspects of design are interdependent and is passionate about creating immersive experiences through her work. She finds that lighting design is essential in tying architectural elements together, as well as bringing life to a space. Sabrina holds a BFA with an emphasis in industrial design and interior architecture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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.
Roxanna believes in the power of lighting design to promote human interaction and placemaking. She is passionate about the enhancement of space through the fluid integration of lighting and architectural design, from the detail level to the urban scale. With 2 years of prior experience in architectural lighting design, she is continually interested in the relationship between aesthetics, performance, social impact, and sustainability. Roxanna holds an M.Arch from the University of Southern California and a BA in Design from the University of California, Davis.