Erin E. Gussert




Experienced, motivated and innovative designer seeking opportunities that will benefit from an open minded and intuitive point of view.  




Regency Lighting

Lighting Designer, New York, NY                                                          December 2015 - Present

A lighting designer and distributor rolled up into one, allowing for a fuller grasp on a project's needs from beginning to end.  Leading projects from schematic design through to construction administration gives big picture understanding of both design and budgets.  Have had the opportunity to design the American Girl flagship in NYC, multiple roll outs of Taylor Gourmet, The Kitchen properties, MOD Pizza, and Think Food Group, as well as design support for clients such as Cartier, PVH Brands, and Tory Burch.


Kugler Ning Lighting Design

Associate Lighting Designer, New York, NY                                 March 2011 - December 2015

As a designer, project manager, and associate gaining an ever expanding knowledge of the

intricacies of the world of lighting.  From lamping, fixtures, lighting effects, beam studies, and creatively lighting with LEED and building codes.  Have had the opportunity to manage projects

such as Carnegie Hall - Exterior, Industry City, Harvard Club Rooftop Bar, Press Hotel, 443 Greenwich Condo Development, and JC Flowers Corporate Offices.


Chair - IESNYC Student Competition Committee                                  February 2014 - Present

Leading a strong committee of volunteers, we work to organize the student competition event bringing in upwards of 150 participants each year.  After 8 months of planning, the day of the competition is a whirlwind of excitement and professional networking, with a guest panel of

judges to pick the top projects, a guest speaker, drinks and snacks, and, of course, a grand announcement of our winners.


HMH Iron Design

Designer and Consultant, Brooklyn, NY                                             March 2010 - March 2011

Designed numerous pieces of iron work, including railings, window guards, furniture, and lighting fixtures, along with generating sales and clientel.



Sales Associate, Iron Mountain, MI                                                August 2009 - February 2010

Working with customers helped my people skills to flourish, and fostered an ability to sell product and design, and create customer appeal.


US Green Building Council - West Michigan

Intern, Grand Rapids, MI                                                 September 2008 - October 2009

Created original, promotional pieces, including a monthly newsletter, as well as organized events and gathered and archived information, while networking with professionals in the green industry.


Israel’s Designs for Living

Design Assistant, Grand Rapids, MI                     September 2007 – September 2008

Assistance to outside designers provided natural networking opportunities, along with

understanding ordering procedure, pricing, floor arrangement, and organization.





Special Recognition Award

2017 Lumen Award in Special Recognition of Distinguished Service -

Illuminating Engineering Society NYC


Carnegie Hall Facade Lighting

2015 Lumen Award of Excellence - Illuminating Engineering Society NYC


Proenza Schouler Soho

2014 Award of Merit - Illuminating Engineering Society


Student Competition Chair 

Illuminating Engineering Society NYC


Elected Board of Managers

Illuminating Engineering Society NYC




Kendall College of Art and Design                                              September  2006 - May 2009

B.F.A. in Interior Design, CIDA Accredited and Minor in Graphic Design

Special Acheivements:

Graduated Magna Cum Laude, G.P.A - 3.75/4.0, Honorable Mention 2007 USGBC Emerging

Green Builders Competition, ASID Student Chapter Treasurer, Peer Tutor, Big Sister for Big Brother/Big Sister, National Honor Society