Jess Krometis, Associate Lighting Designer

Northwestern University
MFA in Stage Design

Columbia College Chicago
BA in Theatre Design

Assoc. IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers)
IES Member (Illuminating Engineering Society)

Jess Krometis

Associate, Assoc. IALD | IES

Jess brings her theatrical sensibilities, honed through a decade in the Chicago theatre scene, to the architectural lighting world. Jess employs her keen narrative eye and ability to manipulate light to create shape and structure for an emotional response. Her passion is for constructing innovative, multi-layered designs that spread joy, immerse audiences in new environments, and advance her craft in the digital age. Her designs enhance the human experience in architectural spaces while considering the design’s online presence and marketability. Her mission is to stay at the forefront of her field and discover new ways lighting can spark wonder around the world.


B3 Restaurant and Bar (Available Light! project)
Boston, MA
2018 IES Illumination Award of Merit

Susan Naylor Center, Witte Museum (Available Light! project)
San Antonio, TX
2018 IES Illumination Award of Merit

International Spy Museum (Available Light! project)
Washington, DC