CJ Brockway

CJ Brockway

SparkLab /USA

With over 20 years of experience as an architectural lighting designer, CJ has also served as a theatrical designer, lighting installer and controls programmer, sales agent, and art lighting specialist. She has been the leader of a large design studio and has won over twenty illumination awards from the IES in the USA and in China. She has served as an adjunct instructor of Lighting Design at Cornish College of the Arts, and currently teaches as part at the University of Washington College of Built Environments.

What is SparkLab? An artistic and architectural lighting practice – we sculpt, engineer, and paint space with light

Who is SparkLab? SparkLab is a team of curious, creative, theatrically inspired lighting designers, engaged in the use of light to tell stories and stimulate emotional response. We also like to nerd-out on performance metrics.

Why SparkLab? … because at SparkLab we speak architect; we know when to listen and when to push back for creative success. SparkLab respects client priorities and contractor sensibilities.

merely allow vision. Scientifically, light impacts important brain functions. Metaphorically, we believe we feel light.




Veronika Mayerböck AT

Veronika Mayerböck AT

ALLES oder Licht

Vienna / Austria

As a lighting designer and an architect, I am concerned with the extent to which our „viewing“ habits and perception have already changed in the course of digitalization. Working with light as a medium I observe and question what still „touches“ us in the fast-paced world of today.

In what ways apert from (self-) staging in the media can one still reach a spectator, a citizen, a student, a child?

What became of „unintentional amazement“ as a basic condition for curiosity and for any in-depth examination of a matter or an artwork?

What kind of lighting conditions do we need in this modern society to relate profoundly to what we see?

My focus is to research and investigate answers to these „out of the box“ questions that are applicable to daily project practice and application of recent technologies.

I am a dedicated teacher with a background as a studied engineer, experienced hands-on technician, researcher and creative lighting designer. My symbiotic understanding of interdisciplinary matters is characterizing my approach to lighting projects as well as my way of teaching students and professionals: I claim that when it comes to lighting, in addition to profound theoretical input it is important to involve a full body awareness by addressing all our senses. My goal is to apply new methods of teaching which consider the changes in our sensorial response and visual habits as important as the rapid changes in technology used in the lighting field.





Johan Moritz & Tina Wikström

Johan Moritz & Tina Wikström


Johan Moritz Johan Moritz is a member of IALD and for the last 17 years he has designed prestigious works whilst being an exclusive lighting designer for Malmö, Sweden. In this role, he has had the responsibility of developing Malmö's architectural lighting design department. Johan founded the Lighting Metropolis project (2015-2018) that tried to find new ways of creating better light for people. As lighting designer he also understands the importance of sharing and is an eager speaker at conferences, work shop head, teacher all around the world.


Tina Wikström Tina Wikström gained her Bachelor’s degree in Lighting design from the Jönköping University and her Master’s degree in Lighting design from Aalborg University in Copenhagen. She has been working as a junior lighting designer for the City of Malmö doing projects mostly in the urban space, both permanent and temporary. In 2017 she was selected as one of the young lighting designers of our new generation and ambassadors for the industry by 40under40. Tina is currently working as a lighting designer at Licht Kunst Licht in Bonn, Germany.



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