TAPIO ROSENIUS is the founder and design director of Lighting Design Collective and remains fully involved in all aspects of LDC projects. Originally from Finland, Tapio worked in Great Britain from 1998 until March 2009 when he founded LDC. He is a highly recognized designer and an artist with over hundred completed projects in 23 countries in the Europe, Africa, Asia and Middle East. His work with light has been recognized in numerous awards from the fields of lighting design, architecture and art. Tapio holds a Master of Science in Light & Lighting degree from UCL Bartlett University, London and a Medianomi in Lighting Design from Tampere School of Arts and Communication, Finland. He regularly lectures at universities, trade fairs and professional conferences about lighting design for the built environment. He has served as Guest Academic Director of Advanced Lighting Design at ETSAM University in Madrid and as a council member and the Director of Membership for the Professional Lighting Designers Association (PLDA).