An Interview with Courtney Mark

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Mentor

Courtney Mark

Designer
Dubai
Lives in:
Dubai, UAE
Born in:
Phoenix, Arizona
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Interior Architecture/Pratt Institute/Brooklyn NY. 16 years as a lighting designer.
Started working with light in:
2003
Office Worked at:
AWA Lighting Designers/NY & India, Reveal Design Group/NY, CD+M Lighting Design Group/Dubai
Now works at:
Studio Mark – Design Director & Founder
As well as being:
Mentor for the American University (AUD) as part of Light.ication
Educator at The Lighting Institute (TLI)
Professional membership:
DLFNY (Designers Lighting Forum)/New York
Has been awarded:
  • Cooper Source Awards (2012), Creativity Award, SoBou W French Quater, New Orleans

  • Light Middle East, Hospitality Lighting Project of the Year/Interior (2015) - Perry & Blackwelder's Original Smokehouse, UAE

  • LUX Awards/Middle East - Hospitality Project of the Year (2016) - Perry & Blackwelder's Original Smokehouse, UAE

  • Light Middle East 2017 - Light.ication Winner - Courtney Mark (Mentor) with Herriot-Watt University
Loves:
Lighting design, interior design, architecture, fine arts, photography, film, food (a foodie), culture, travel, animals/dogs (particularly, my dog fur baby Wile E. Coyote), the great outdoors, and the incredible world of hospitality design.

Nothing is unachievable as a woman.”

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