Investing In Your Lighting Design Training
As the owner of Orange Lighting I have always taught our customers both current and potential, about lighting. Lighting design specifically, but not just where to put a light and how to choose it – but also about you the designer and how to keep up with this fast paced industry we are in. Our blog has been running since 2010.
We want to always resonate with your needs as a designer and create as much relevant content as possible. We want you to stay and make your lighting home with us and this year (2020) our emphasis is on growing you as a lighting designer or if that title sounds too grand – help you improve how you handle and specify light.
So look out for us over the coming weeks and months as I’d like to invite you to learn something about lighting.
In particular about a big choice.
The choice between relying on what you have always known about lighting, relying on the products, suppliers and methods that have given you some success, maybe relying on the knowledge of others around you
or to open yourself up to being challenged and invest a little time in yourself and make some changes.
Work Smarter Not Harder
See why the guy on the scooter is so amazed – watch how this cyclist has made a small change to his own system to produce incredible results! (links to YouTube 1:21 long)
Like you I love to do work that I’m proud of but like you I’ve been frustrated at times as I try to figure out how to do it better each time and keep abreast of the constantly changing world we live in.
Lighting Design Course For Designers
Now after 25 yrs as a designer and as the owner of Orange Lighting for the majority of those years, I’m creating a course for you, about you, about how a designer can work their way up from the basics of understanding barely enough about lighting to all the way up the ladder to a confident designer who uses light to enhance our lives in the built environment and build your confidence to truly sail your own path in the world of designing with light.
Questions Designers Can Ask Of Themselves
Do you sometimes feel limited by your lack of lighting knowledge?
Have you left some lighting decisions to others or always wanted to take on more but been afraid to venture into new lighting territory?
Are you often too busy to spend much time on the lighting in a project or you’re afraid that your decisions would have costly ramifications on you if they are wrong (I’m with you on that one!)
Creating Quick Lighting Designs
I know what it’s like to design a lighting scheme under pressure, even actually in front of the client as we walk around a project and I demonstrate the possibilities. I need a personal system I can rely on, so after all these years as a designer I’ve distilled the process I have adopted and refined and stripped back lighting to it’s bear essentials to create a system that will bust the ceiling on those limitations.
Look out for our next article where we will tell you more about how even a small change to your own process of design can produce significant results.