John Martin, Senior Design Associate at the Los Angeles architectural lighting design firm KGM Architectural Lighting, began is his design career working in theatre and later theme park environments. John, a recipient of an NEA/TCG Young Designer's Fellowship, holds a BA from UC Irvine and MFA in Stage Design from UC San Diego. John's theme park ranges from Asia to Orlando where he was part of the award winning team for Universal's Islands of Adventure Park.
Regardless of what he is lighting Martin's most important advice is to make something compelling and relevant; collaboration and stretching resources are his mantra. Working in an office of 12 other lighting designers is one of the most fulfilling aspects of his work.