Season 1 - Shine your Light with Jim Sultan - Episode 001

Jim Sultan

Now retired from a thirty-six year career in architectural lighting, Jim Sultan served as Studio Lux Vice President/Manager and senior designer. Jim brought exceptional knowledge and fresh ideas for architectural lighting design to the Pacific Northwest.

As Studio Manager, Jim worked to ensure that every project leverages the talents of the entire Studio Lux team. By thoroughly understanding the design intent of architects and the creative vision of interior designers and owners, he guides work with over 1000 manufacturers and fixture design concepts and applies thinking to the studio lighting solutions. Other than his design expertise, his strongest skill set lies in communicating with clients, design teams and vendors to ensure that each project was successfully completed.

Jim has actively served in numerous leadership positions for the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America - at the local, regional and national levels, and continues to serve on several committees. Jim has also taught numerous lighting design courses throughout the Southern California region and on the national stage at LIGHTFAIR International. While running his own company in San Diego prior to moving to Seattle, he taught lighting design practices to interior designers and architects at several community and specialty colleges.

In his private life, Jim is an active member of Toastmasters International, has served on the International Board of Directors, and has three times achieved Toastmasters International’s highest educational award of Distinguished Toastmaster.

Upon retirement, Jim opened a consulting company gearing towards training management and sales teams on communication and leadership skills and the art of effective presentations.

Jim can be reached at: | Jim Sultan | 206.730.0749 |

Jim Sultan

Jim Sultan

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