Designer's Lighting Forum LA
This week, Principal Archit Jain spoke alongside two other industry professionals at the Designer’s Lighting Forum hosted at the RDC/Studio111 offices (lighting design by Oculus!). With a mix of architects, interior designers and lighting industry people, this 50-person turn-out was quite a success! Archit’s presentation included valuable information on lighting design for international clients, and how to successfully propose and negotiate those contracts.
International work provides Oculus with a chance to meet new people, work in new locales, on different kinds of projects and creating design solutions that may be entirely unique. From a business perspective, international work also helps by hedging bets across regions.
In addition to Archit, Kris Sandheinrich of KGM and Jeremy Windle of Studio K1 discussed their accounts of design and on-site construction visits.
Oculus’ Sr. Designer, Chao-Wei, attended the presentation and learned that “working in an international environment can be a balance between client expectations and time commitments.” He also said that “it is always beneficial from a business standpoint to be culturally aware to avoid any possible misunderstandings.”