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RNLD is searching for creative and hard working individuals to join our design team. We are a small studio of highly talented and competent lighting designers located in Solana Beach, CA. Collectively we design, manage and execute on a wide range of projects and rely on each other to produce our best work.


Award-winning lighting design studio, RNLD, is seeking an intern who’s passionate about lighting design! Architecture and interior design students or recent graduates are our ideal candidates. We offer paid 3-month and 6-month internships, exposure to all phases of a project, and the opportunity to directly engage with our project managers and design staff. RNLD collaborates with renowned architects and designers, and we work on a wide variety of project types and scales. Internship candidates must be committed, independent workers, and willing to learn.


  • Currently pursuing (or have completed) a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design, and Theater Design.

  • Interest in lighting design with an emphasis on architectural lighting design and daylighting.

  • Eager to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.


Desired Skills

  • Ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas.

  • Knowledge of the following software programs: AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Google Sketchup, Rhino, AGi32 and/or DIALux, Microsoft Office, Revit, and Google Slides.

  • Proficient in remote team working via online platforms that involve conference calls and work-sharing.



  • Collaborate as well and learn from design team through various design stages.

  • Work within team to create lighting design presentations, including; visualizations, renderings and lighting look & feel image boards.

  • Catalog light fixture specifications into the studio database.

  • Utilize various software to assist in creating lighting documentation such as lighting layouts and sketches.

  • Perform lighting calculations to inform project decisions and validate concepts.

  • Other duties may include assisting design teams at meetings in the studio, on-mock-ups, on-site lighting focusing and scene-setting.

  • Non-lighting design related tasks such as assisting with office administration.



  • Bi-weekly stipend provided – amount to be discussed during interview/offer letter.


  • Summer: 3 months

  • Fall/Winter: 6 months

Jr. Lighting Designer

RNLD is seeking a Junior Lighting Designer to become an integral part of our studio; working on all phases of project delivery on wide range of project types.

A successful Junior Lighting Designer at RNLD will skillfully manage all aspects of project design and delivery. This includes: design, CAD, presentation boards, organization of specifications/cut sheets, photometric calculations, project management, construction administration, and coordination with RNLD team members and our clients. The Junior Lighting Designer role is for a professional with 3-5 years of lighting design experience. This person will be the main support to one or more of our senior designers.


  • 3-5 years of professional lighting design experience

  • Willing and able to commute and work in our studio

  • Passionate about the power of light!


Desired Skills

  • Excellent design capabilities on a wide range of projects

  • Extensive experience in AutoCAD and Revit

  • Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator or the like

  • Proficiency in Twinmotion or similar rendering software

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Effectively work on multiple projects in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to prioritize and manage work independently

  • Work constructively as a member of a collaborative team



  • Competitive salary that is based on experience

  • Medical insurance for all employees

  • PTO

  • Opportunity to work in an innovative and creative environment

  • Work in beautiful Solana Beach!

  • We will consider hybrid hours to allow to work remotely and in studio

If either of these sounds like a match for you, please send your resume and portfolio to

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