Jess Goings

Lighting Designer

Jess wants to live in a world where lighting capabilities are fully harnessed to improve people’s lives. Through her theatre background, she has an unrelenting passion to discover innovative ways that light can enhance and support the experience of a space. She believes collaboration and research provide the best path to design innovation and result in the strongest and most impactful statements on society.

Jess excels at taking the inherent technical aspects of light and translating them into an expressive design tool. In addition to design, her past experience as a Light Board Programmer, Master Electrician and Assistant Lighting Designer aids her with advanced error detection skills, clever solutions, software optimization, and a keen eye for technical detail that delivers implementable designs with no sacrifice to the conceptual intent.

Significant Projects

  • Wrigley Field Plaza

    Chicago, IL

  • Riverwalk Apple Store Plaza

    Chicago, IL

  • Northern Trust Boardroom

    Chicago, IL

  • Hyatt Global Headquarters

    Chicago, IL

  • Wrigley Building, North Tower Belfry

    Chicago, IL

  • Easter Seals Center for Autism Research - Gymnasium

    Chicago, IL

  • One University Circle

    Cleveland, OH

  • 777 North Van Buren Residential Tower Parking Garage

    Milwaukee, WI

  • Greffin House

    Clear Lake, IN

  • St. Mary Church, Hyde Park

    Cincinnati, OH

Education

  • BA - University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Organizations

  • International Association of Lighting Designers, Junior Associate
  • Illuminating Engineering Society, Associate EP