We love that we get to share the properties and results from the work we do, but we want to also share the amazing individuals who make up this company and share in creating those beautiful results. We'll be going through many of the departments and letting you get to know the incredible people we work with.
To kick it off we want to start with one of our senior lighting designers, Brice Cummings. Brice has been with the company for two years and has designed everything from our Christmas displays to gorgeous accent projects in our residential division.
Give us a quick rundown on the day in the life of an outdoor landscape lighting designer:
You show up, go to the customer’s house, look at the property, get inspiration from past work. You’re constantly looking at new designs and new layouts…see how you can change your lighting per house, that accommodates their wishes and brings what’s in their head out. And ultimately bring the design to life.
How did you get into design?
From years of installing as a tech. I was a tech before I was a designer and I think that’s a good way to come into this position.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Other landscape designs. Seeing what I can tweak…what doesn’t look good, what does look good. I’m trying to make a uniform look.
So, you’re looking for inspiration from other sources all the time? Like keeping your eyes open to things you see around town?
Absolutely! I’m looking around and just keeping my eyes open. Just finding inspiration as it comes.
What is the important part of landscape lighting that you think everyone should know?
Other than accenting your house, it’s perfect for security. A house that is well lit is less likely to be broken into than a house with no lights. That’s something I think probably not everyone knows.
What is your favorite landscape lighting project?
That’s a tough one, but I feel lucky to have been involved with the Gainesville project. It taught me a lot about what it takes to do a job of that size and what goes into it. It’s helped me a lot now that I’m having to design big projects of my own. I feel lucky to have gotten to be a part of that early on.
What is one thing you can't live without?
Probably music and motorcycles.
Ya, you’re always driving your bike to work…well when it’s not raining like it is today.
Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
I’m kind of a nerd. I like to build Legos in my spare time.
What is your favorite part of working as a lighting designer?
Seeing your design come to life and seeing the customer’s reaction to the final product.