Jacob Hughes Jacob Hughes

Designer

Jacob joined The Lighting Practice in 2022 as a Designer, where he coordinates with allied team members, assisting with documentation of design and performing construction administration tasks. Jacob graduated from University of Maryland, College Park & Baylor University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology, and a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design. He has a certification in ETC EOS Level 3 Programming and has previous experience with lighting through dance, theatre, opera, film/photography, and events. Jacob’s favorite aspect of light is the revelation of form it allows and attributes his inspiration to become a lighting designer from A Black-Eyed Peas Concert and the Beijing Olympic Open Ceremony.

What’s your favorite aspect of light?
The revelation of form, from designing dance and opera a low side light grazing a dancer gives me chills.

What 3 items would you take to a desert island other than food and water?
A hammock, sunglasses, sun screen.

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be?
Captain Piccard from Star Trek TNG.

How would people communicate in a perfect world?
I have subtitles on my tv all the time, so subtitles would automatically appear around a person while they talked.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology - Baylor University

Master of Fine Arts in Theater Design with a Lighting Focus - University of Maryland, College Park