linnaea tillett

Linnaea Tillett, PhD, is principal of Tillett Lighting Design Inc., which she founded in 1983. A lighting designer, environmental psychologist, and public artist, she has extensive experience in architecture, interiors, light art, fine art and landscapes. The firm has built a reputation for crafting highly nuanced lighting programs, combining artistry, technical innovation and functionality.  


Janet garwood

Janet’s interest in the ability of light to define space and affect emotion has brought her to the lighting design profession from a comprehensive career in landscape architecture.   For the prior two years to joining Tillett Lighting Associates she worked designing and documenting interior lighting.   Janet received a BS degree in Environmental Design and Planning / Landscape Architecture from Rutgers University and is a licensed landscape architect in the state of New Jersey.


jeanne choi

Jeanne holds a MFA for Architectural Lighting Design from Parsons SCE. She began work at LTLDA in 2013 and became a project manager in 2015. As a project manager, Jeanne has managed several large scale landscape projects that have begun to define the identity of cities while providing imaginative experiences at night. Jeanne has worked on projects that include public and civic parks, plazas, master planning, private residential, and revitalization of existing landmarks.

Susan Quinion

Susan comes to Tillett Lighting Design with over 25 years of experience in the design field. An interior designer by training, she has worked as a project manager in NY and London for a large architectural firm and most recently as the Marketing and Operations Director for a mid-sized lighting design firm in NYC. While Susan has moved on from living in the city favoring the bucolic country life, there is something about dynamic nature of design that is hard for her to give up.


chadwick carswell

With an eye for the elegant and penchant for creativity, Chadwick Carswell is a daring and innovative lighting designer. Chadwick’s training and extensive experience enables him to thoughtfully identify and articulate issues and challenges in architectural lighting. His fortitude and technical expertise has made him an asset to many prominent architectural teams who rely on his ability to enhance a design through light.



Jette joined the firm in 2010, expanding her duties to “nearly everything but lighting design” over the years. Her degree in Interior Design from New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology and a degree in Fine Arts gives her an eye for design as well as helps her better understand the workings of the studio and the art of lighting.


Khwanrudee Samranvedhya

Kwan came to New York City from Thailand bringing a background in Landscape Architecture. While working in Hong Kong, she became interested in lighting design and she received her MFA in Lighting Design from Parsons The New School for Design in New York. Kwan’s lighting design emphasis highlights user experience and perception of the nighttime environment.