Graham Festenstein    Lighting Design

Graham Festenstein  


Graham started his practice in 2001 building a wide ranging portfolio of work in all aspects of lighting design and contributing to numerous award winning projects.

Prior to setting up his own practice he spent several year  as an associate for a London Lighting Design Consultancy, during which time he was responsible for projects ranging from major new museums through to urban regeneration schemes. Several of Graham's projects won nationally recognised awards, including the 'Community Lighting Category of the Lighting Design Awards', the 'Gulbenkien Museum of the Year' and Civic Trust Awards.

Graham studied Performance Arts at Middlesex University before starting his career as a lighting designer for theatre, concerts and events. He worked in London and across the UK as well as touring extensively in North America and Australia.

As well as his design consultancy Graham is actively involved professionally, he is the Vice President - Architectural for the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP), He regularly contributes to professional publications, seminars, workshops and conferences and lectures for the ILP's Exterior Lighting Diploma on Lighting Strategies and Masterplans, conservation lighting and environmental assesments. He is registered as a STEM ambassador promoting science, technology and engineering in schools and to young people.

Graham is also the Festival Director of LewesLight, Originally inspired by the UNESCO International Year of Light in 2015, this annual arts festival creates illuminated installations in and around the East Sussex town of Lewes inspired by the town and its location within the South Downs Dark Skies Reserve.

Professional Memberships & Accreditations: Member, The Institution of Lighting Professionals (MILP) - Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) - Member, Society of Light and Lighting (MSLL) - Vice President Architectural - Institution of Lighting Professionals

Image from Lights in Alingsas