Call it love at first sight or a ‘light-bulb’ moment, when Jo discovered the world of lighting there was no looking back. Having always appreciated architectural buildings and spaces, and on realising that light is the key factor on how both are perceived, a career path was set.
Jo went on to work in both the architectural design and decorative sectors of the lighting industry before launching Light House Designs in 2010. Starting off as a one-man band, the business has grown into a team of designers, based in the Cotswolds and London. The main studio is located on a farm and includes a recently converted new showroom, fitted with the latest AV technology, to demonstrate lights and AV equipment.
Believing effective lighting is the core ingredient in harmonising all aspects of design, the team at Light House Designs go above and beyond to help clients and their design team achieve their dream.
Tamara studied interior design at KLC, London. During the course, it was a lighting lecture that sparked her enthusiasm for the subject. Fascinated by how the atmosphere, created by light; be it natural, artificial, bright, dim or dramatic, can influence how one feels within a room or space. She enjoys the varying moods and combinations of light levels that can be created with careful thought towards positioning, circuiting and control.
Tamara has worked in the lighting design industry since 2009 on both residential and commercial projects and joined the Light House Designs team as a Senior Designer in 2015. Taking the time to explain what can be achieved, from simple one room designs to complex schemes, Tamara ensures the client envisages and understands her proposals. She also appreciates the importance of a good working relationship with architects, designers and electricians alike.
Living in London, Tamara predominantly looks after projects in London, the South East and various projects abroad.
Studying Interior Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, Lotti’s interest in lighting began when writing her dissertation. Exploring how the world of light changed during the Georgian period in relation to architecture, windows and glass manufacturing. Fascinated by the effect of how light enters a space and the impact it has, Lotti’s passion for the subject was born and she went on to work for various lighting design consultancies in London.
Looking to move out of London, Lotti completed a Masters in Conservation of Historic Buildings at Bath University and joined Light House Designs in 2017 as a Senior Designer in the Cotswold office. Her lighting portfolio includes residential schemes, both interior and exterior as well as galleries, museums, historic monuments, churches, restaurants, bars, public realm and office spaces in the UK and abroad.
The newest member of the team was drawn to lighting whilst studying Interior and Spatial design at Edinburgh Napier University. Jon’s interest in lighting took hold during a project where a severe lack of natural light, within a large industrial area, ignited a fascination for the profound effect light can have on a space, how it is received and processed by the people within it.
As a junior designer, Jon works alongside Tamara and Lotti, assisting with project work, research and keeping up to date with the latest technologies.
Dave is our technical specialist team member, he joined Light House Designs as a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician when the company moved to The Cotswolds in 2015. His background is mainly in electronics and telecommunications with a BSC(Hons) in Computing and supports the business through first-line IT management, CAD software requirements and electrical configuration aspects.
Erica comes with a wealth of experience in the financial industry. She worked in the City as an analyst and in the front office for twelve years but on starting a family, decided a change of direction was required.
Erica and her husband left London in 2012 to begin a life in the country. Keen to go back to work (with slightly friendlier hours!) Erica passed her ICB qualification and joined Light House Designs in January 2019.