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Junior lighting designer
at Studio ZNA

Studio ZNA has an opening for a junior lighting designer to become part of its team in London.

Studio ZNA is a creative lighting design practice. We offer a specialist understanding of light and form. The dynamic nature of light, natural and artificial: its ability to transform and maximise space, highlight texture, stimulate colour and evoke mood informs our work and stimulates our design process. We have extensive experience in museum and gallery, high-end retail, commercial and residential buildings, theatre, opera and film. We are looking to take on an entry-level junior designer or someone who has already been working in a similar field for a year or who is at least passionate about this discipline and keen to learn more.

Salary £19k-21k pa with review after three months.

Please e-mail your application letter and CV along with your portfolio and/or examples of completed projects where you have had a significant contribution to Julie Riley using the ‘apply’ link below.

The ideal candidate should have either formal training in lighting design or some relevant experience in the industry.

Candidate requirements:

  • fluency in English and visa/permit to work in the UK
  • a strong lighting design portfolio
  • knowledge of AutoCAD and Creative Suite essential
  • some knowledge of lighting suppliers
  • knowledge of lighting design packages preferable (Dialux, Relux, etc)
  • some knowledge of further computer software packages, including 2D/3D (Rhino/etc) and graphics software

Job description

Reporting to: designer and creative director

Key tasks

Creative and conceptual:

  • contribute to concept stage and produce effective and original design solutions in response to concept ideas
  • be able to act as consultant on design and process issues on projects and work to support the project leaders


  • design and deliver to agreed deadlines being able to take direction but also manage own workload
  • present creative ideas and solutions internally with persuasion and clarity
  • keep designer/creative director up to date with project progress and development and know when to ask for support

Financial management/administration:

  • be aware of product costs and how they fit with budget
  • be aware of and work within project resource allocation
  • be aware of and maintain computer filing systems – following the filing process
  • participate in the smooth running/organisation of the office and log time accurately each day
  • arrive punctually to man the phones, order/organise stationary, organise and order samples. Organise paperwork and keep project files updated to gain an understanding of Studio ZNA it’s clients and the way it communicates /operates both internally and externally

Quality and personal development:

  • pay close attention to detail in all work to be sure that content and presentation are always to standard. Always ask for help wherever needed
  • keep curious about creative disciplines, exhibitions, installations that could be relevant to the work of Studio ZNA. Share this knowledge with the design team

The person


  • will have worked for at least a year as a designer or done substantial internships where helped initiate a project and preferably followed it through to completion
  • will have interest in the arts and creative pursuits


  • will have interest if not experience in designing lighting for 3D environments, preferably museums/galleries

Essential skills:

  • will be able to work on own initiative where appropriate but also be able to take instruction and guidance
  • able to work well as part of a team – awareness of workload of others
  • will be a lateral thinker
  • able to communicate ideas both verbally and visually to team members
  • able to maintain an understanding and keep notes of issues during dialogue and meetings
  • able to work to deadlines and manage/log time appropriately
  • will know when to ask for help and not be afraid to do so

Please submit applications using the ‘apply’ link below.

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