Lighting Designer

Justin Beets

Emotions are rampant when one considers the non-physical form of lighting design. I often introduce myself as an Emotional Support Designer. Pieces of me go into every design, I put my emotions on stage, wanting to heighten the viewer's emotions.


I fell into the obstacle of not always being able to express my emotions. While studying to obtain my undergraduate degree I collected the practical skills of Lighting Design. At The University of California, San Diego, I expanded the skill of emotional expression. I have created some of the most fulfilling pieces of art.


Color has been theorized to affect emotion and is the world I choose to work in. When my emotions are passionate my designs are deep in hue and vulgar, and when my emotions are dulled my designs are pale and stolid.


I hope my emotions constantly change throughout my career, and I hope to die, full of emotions.