Jonathan Hoyle joined The Lighting Practice in 2008 after completing his Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design at the University of Illinois. He was promoted to Associate Principal in 2019 and has been an integral part of TLP’s expansion to New York. During his tenure at TLP, Jon has experience with a variety of project types including corporate, education, hospitality, landscape and historic environments in addition to exterior facades. This range helps create a unique perspective when designing a new project. When not at work, Jon can often be found riding his bike through the streets of Philadelphia and beyond or on the trails of the Wissahickon.
Why did you become a lighting designer?
I like to work with the intangible. We only experience light when there are objects for it to fall on.
What is your favorite computer program? Why?
Of the ones, I use regularly, probably AGi. It is the closest thing we have to accurately model and determine the performance of light in a space.
What advice would you pass on to future lighting designers?
Don’t be afraid to bring design ideas to the table or to question those you have been given.
If you could only have one mode of transportation for the rest of your life, what would it be?
The real question is a road bike or mountain bike. I’m not sure I could choose though.