Xingying Peng

Lighting Designer I

Xingying joined The Lighting Practice’s Philadelphia office in 2018 as an intern while she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from Parsons School of Design. In 2019, She rejoined the team as a full-time lighting designer in TLP’s New York office. Before attending Parsons, Xingying worked as a theatrical lighting designer, taking part in the production of several theater festivals in Asia including the Beijing Fringe Festival, Singapore M1 Festival, and others. She also worked as a lighting fellow at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. In addition to her work as a designer, Xingying is a Mandarin-English translator and a certified mixologist. Since joining TLP, her project experience has grown to include corporate and academic environments as well as exterior façades.

What’s your favorite aspect of light?
Darkness.

If you couldn’t be a lighting designer, what would you be?
A translator.

What motivates and inspires you?
Seeing people take risks for what they believe in.

What’s your “walkin’ down the street” theme song?
“Upside Down” by Paloma Faith.

 

Education

Master of Arts in Lighting Design, Parsons School of Design - The New School

Bachelor of Arts in Theater, Hampshire College