Hannah Murphy

Lighting Designer

Manchester, United Kingdom

Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Hannah Murphy and I am a Lighting Designer. I joined Cundall in December 2013 after I completed a degree in Interior Design at Liverpool John Moores University, where I was able to study lighting within certain modules.

What or who inspired you to be an engineer?
Technically I am not an engineer but a designer, which is something I have always wanted to do as I enjoy being creative. My art teacher in school inspired me to pursue design as a career by encouraging me to complete an Art Foundation course before attending university. Every other career-based decision came easily after that.

What made you decide to join Cundall?
After graduating I wasn’t sure what direction to go in as I didn’t know how to incorporate lighting into a career. I discovered Cundall on Linkedin and my (now) fellow lighting designers profiles who were advertising for a graduate designer. After seeing the kind of projects Cundall’s lighting design team had completed, I messaged them there and then and was lucky enough to be asked for an interview.

What do you enjoy most about your role?
I enjoy the diversity of the projects I work on which can range from residential to workplace to aviation. No two projects are the same and every day is therefore different. I also enjoy working as part of Cundall’s lighting design team, where I learn something new from each person daily.

What are you most proud of in your career to-date?
I am most proud of the confidence I am gaining through working in the industry, through experience and how much I have already learnt, this is allowing me to contribute more to the projects I work on.

Tell us the most interesting thing you have learnt or experienced in your time at Cundall
The most interesting thing I have experienced at Cundall would be site visits. To stand on site and watch all the hard work you have put into that specific project come to life is a great feeling and also an amazing learning experience as you see how the project physically comes together.

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