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Junior or Mid-Level Lighting Designer

August 2015 - Lightswitch

We are a firm of lighting designers and artists in Sausalito, CA. Our materials include fixtures, copper wires, and networked control systems. We use these, often fearlessly, to bring light to buildings, public spaces and art installations.

The goal is to compliment or enhance built environments while managing energy consumption.

Qualifications and Requirements include:

• Detail oriented and a strong memory of details. High level of organization. Adaptability and flexibility.

• An accredited professional degree in architecture, lighting design, interior design – or work equivalent in a lighting design office, as a theatrical designer, or as lighting designer in an Interiors or Architecture firm.

• Minimum 3 years of lighting industry experience – including the ability to read architectural drawings.

• Proficiency in AutoCAD 2013 (or later) or preferably with Revit.

• Extensive experience with MS Office: Excel, Word, and Outlook.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and English proficiency. We place a large emphasis on the basics such as the ability to write a complete sentence and punctuate it correctly.

• Familiarity with AGI 32, Lithonia Visual, or other lighting calculation software – or at least the willingness to learn to use calculation software.

• General design skills including sketching, visualization, and graphic communication.

• Willingness to climb a ladder or ride in a man-lift with a safety harness – unfortunately this is not a daily activity.

• Efficiency in Adobe CS6 (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, and Illustrator

Bonus Qualifications: • 3D Modeling or rendering experience • Revit experience • LEED Accreditation • Efficiency in Adobe CS6 (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, and Illustrator). • Hand Sketching. •Strong presentation skills – the ability to speak or present to a demanding audience.

Your life will be substantially easier if you have a car. Sausalito has public transit options; however they are somewhat limited. We often work long hours.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Please take a moment to look over our website. and contact us at



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