30 April 2019

Elektra Lighting Design is recruiting! We have 2 Vacancies:

1 x Senior Lighting Designer and

1 x Junior Lighting Designer

We are an independent lighting design consultancy, established almost 20 years ago. Our current workload includes hospitality, retail, workplace and other projects in 17 countries across 3 continents. You will get to go to some of these places.

We are a close-knit, friendly and supportive team with an exciting working environment with a wide range of stimulating projects, personalised training and development, a competitive salary and a company pension scheme.

Best of all, working hours are 8-5.30, Monday – Thursday. Yes, we work a 4-day week, every week, for the same pay (see here for more information).

Junior Position

Dealing with projects from conception to completion, you will learn through working alongside senior experienced lighting designers on complex projects, as well as our regular training sessions. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates with no to little experience in lighting or lighting-related fields to join the team.

You need to have: a university degree in Lighting Design or Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design or similar (or even just something really cool and random). Candidates should be proficient in as many of these as possible; AutoCAD, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Dialux/Relux and Adobe InDesign, Revit. Previous work experience in a lighting design consultancy is greatly advantageous and will get you a better salary, but not essential if you have other talents. You should be creative, independent, organised, have good presentation skills, self-motivated and hardworking, and above all have passion for lighting and design. If you are moving into lighting design, please explain why in your covering letter.

Senior Position:

Senior lighting designer will supervise a team of 2-3 junior staff and run a sizeable portfolio of projects. You will oversee all aspects and stages of lighting design for projects from initial concept design to completion. You must have experience in an independent lighting studio ideally with some supervision experience and be looking to make the jump to running an entire team. We will support you in this. You should have broad technical knowledge, detailed knowledge of the lighting market and products available. You need to be able to work independently with CAD, Photoshop, InDesign, Dialux and other industry programs, and to train and supervise juniors doing the same. You will attend site, represent Elektra to clients, including presentations, attending meetings, liaise with the design team, suppliers and contractors.

For both positions:

We are committed to equal opportunities and have a gender pay gap of 0%. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK; we will not be able to obtain a visa for you. Independent applicants only, please. No agency appointments considered.

Note: Just to be completely clear; we are not product designers. We don’t design light fittings, in the same way that architects do not design bricks. We create well-lit architectural spaces using light.

Please send your CV and portfolio immediately:

Neil Knowles

Elektra Lighting Design