Founded in 2014 by brothers Christopher and Brian Cheap, Dot Dash is a design firm concentrating on architectural lighting design with offices in New York and San Francisco. Light is the emissary between architecture and the eye and, at Dot Dash, is our medium to reveal form, material and texture - to exhibit the built environment and augment the human experience. Our approach begins with a comprehensive study of the architectural design, materials, liberties, constraints, and programmatic requirements. This analysis serves as the foundation for our design approach and proposals. Our diverse experience across all project types and architectural styles allows us to bring innovative designs with the highest level of expertise to each project. We are passionate about the design process and believe that an intimate collaboration yields the best results.



120 Walker St.

Suite 6E

New York, NY 10013



149 Montgomery St.

Floor 4

San Francisco, CA



Dot Dash is looking for a full-time Lighting Designer to immediately join our New York and new San Francisco studio. Applicants should be creative, enthusiastic and self-motivated lighting designers with a fundamental understanding of architecture.


Job Description:

  • Help coordinate and deliver lighting design package from Concept Design through Construction Administration for a broad range of project types and sizes. Applicant will be required to work simultaneously on many projects with aggressive schedules and under the direction of Project Manager.

  • Create design presentations for internal and client review including renderings, precedent reference images and calculations. Candidate will be required to formulate and present ideas and design solutions.

  • Produce design documents for the lighting design including drawings, fixture schedule and lighting control specifications according to project needs and budget. Coordinate with the design team to facilitate the design process.

  • Prepare and execute mockups of the design as needed throughout the design process.

  • Review and approve construction process through submittals and site visits ensuring design intentions are attained and ensuring code compliance.

  • Perform final site review and lighting aiming and commissioning

  • Applicants must be comfortable working within a highly collaborative team environment. The applicant must be committed to meeting deadlines with excellent quality and service.


Education and Skills Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree minimum in Architecture, Interior Design, or Lighting Design.

  • Minimum 1 year work experience in lighting design or architecture. More experienced candidates with project management experience are desirable but not required. 

  • Required software knowledge: Revit, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office

  • Candidate must be meticulously organized to facilitate fast paced project schedules.

  • Beneficial but not required skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, 3ds Max, AGI32, Sketchup, Sketching, graphic design and hand drawing skills

  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the US upon application and be proficient in English with excellent communication skills.


If you are interested in joining our team, email a resume and portfolio to info@dotdash.me