James Poore

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Bio :
I am the founder and Creative Director of JPLD and have dedicated my career to lighting and have been working in the field of architectural lighting design for over 20 years.

Over this time I have enjoyed working on an eclectic range of lighting schemes and projects across the world.

From refits of shopping centres & malls, exterior & landscape lighting design, Health Spa's, retail lighting, airports, museum lighting, mixed use developments, Bars & Restaurants, Lighting festivals, master planning, interior & exterior lighting of various private residences, art projects, public realm & even the occasional castle or palace.

I have given talks on light & lighting both locally and internationally, I have written articles for various journals & publications & I am a member & regional representative of the SLL (Society of Light and Lighting) and CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers) as well as the ILP (Institute of Lighting Professionals), where, I sit on the education committee. I am also a fellow of the RSA.

Accolades include; DARC Awards, Codega International Lighting Design Awards, Design Week, FX International, Landscape Institute Award, Lighting Design Awards, Lux Awards, Public Lighting Award, Retail Week Interiors, RIBA White Rose and Surface Design Awards.
What's your biggest accomplishment? :
Probably setting up my own practice and steering it through recessions and global pandemics keeping it going, growing it and managing to smile along the way!
What advice would i give others looking for a job in lighting design? :
Keep your eyes and mind open.
List 4 Hobbies :
(Dog) Walking
Sailing
Cycling
Music
My five top skills in order :
Creativity
Designing
Problem Solving
"Jack of all trades master(?) of some".
Practical "hands on" approach