Barbara Eldredge

Q&A: Jerry Helling on the “Real” Issues Young Designers Face

For the better part of a decade, the Bernhardt Design creative director has been a tireless supporter of aspiring designers.

For the better part of a decade, Jerry Helling has been a tireless supporter of young designers. Some of those efforts, I suspect, were born of frustration. In his role as president and creative director at Bernhardt Design, he’s experienced first-hand the disconnect between the dreams and visions of novice designers and the sometimes brutal realities of the marketplace. Helling…

Q&A: Suzan Tillotson

Suzan Tillotson’s lighting design at the Lincoln Center, New York. Photo courtesy Suzan Tillotson Associates. The work of lighting designer Suzan Tillotson is no doubt quite familiar to Metropolis readers. She collaborated with Rem Koolhaas, Josh Prince-Ramis, Petra Blaisse and the designers of OMA on the now seminal Seattle Central Library. She worked with Diller Scofidio + Renfro on the…

Q&A: Herve Descottes

For our Leading Luminaries story, Barbara Eldredge and Derrick Mead interviewed eight of our top lighting designers. To create the article that appeared in our December issue, we pulled together all of their interviews and edited them into a group conversation. I think it represents a kind of state-of-the-union for the discipline. The following is an edited version of Eldredge’s…