Drew Hopkins

Lighting Designer I

Drew Hopkins joined The Lighting Practice in 2021 as a Lighting Designer I. After graduating from Bucknell University with a degree in Technical Theatre and Political Science, he pursued a career as a freelance theatrical lighting designer. Drew’s background illuminating live performances for theater and concert venues broadened his understanding of light’s impact on a space and its ability to influence human perception. His hands-on experience with coordinating DMX controls and color changing lighting fixtures has made him a valuable addition to the team. Since joining TLP, Drew’s project experience has grown to include healthcare, academic, and places of worship.

What is your favorite aspect of light?
What I love most about light is creating a stunning silhouette of an object that catches a viewer’s eye, but the object lacks detail other than its form.

What is your dream project?
My dream project would be to design event and entertainment spaces such as clubs for hotels in cities around the world.

What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume alone?
I lived alone in rural Maine for a year and became a very avid simulation car racer.

What/where is your ideal vacation?
Sailing in the British Virgin Islands.


Bachelor of Art in Technical Theatre and Political Science, Bucknell University