Your Interview Elena Muñio
Introduce yourself (name, company, position, country) and tell us how you got into lighting design (including education/qualifications).
My name is Elena, I’m working as a lighting designer at ERCO Spain. After finishing my degree in Technical Architecture, I moved to UK. Over there, Marcel gave me the opportunity to start my career in Lighting. He guided me during my first years. Now after working in different companies and moving again to home, I have a good experience in a long range of lighting projects.
Tell us about your work – is there a specific type of project you like to work on or an area you specialise in and why?
I enjoy small projects where you can work in detail making a difference.
What project are you most proud of and why?
I think that one of the most challenging projects has been the new Control Tower in Doha Port. Being part of a big team of people from different countries, and coordinate all together to create an amazing result.
What is the biggest challenge that you have overcome in your career?
One of the most difficult time that I have in this career has been at the beginning, when I had to learn quick, and using different language than mother tongue.
How does light inspire you?
It is a path between technology, architecture and design, and I couldn’t choose which one I like the most!
What is your message for other Women In Lighting?
Nobody said that it was easy, but we are strong enough to find our place.
“Nobody said that it was easy, but we are strong enough to find our place.”