Jean Sundin

Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Jean Sundin, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of OVI, is one of the world’s first certified lighting designers. She began her career working on the Louvre’s Pyramid, the Maison Caree in France, Stansted Airport in UK, Bilbao Metro System in Spain, Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan and many other notable works. As Chief Creative Officer of OVI, Jean has developed pioneering solutions for internationally renowned lighting showpieces, including the New York Times Building, Saudi Aramco (KAPSARC), Canadian Parliament and New York City Landmark Rockefeller Center.

Jean’s artistic sensibility results in technically imaginative and culturally relevant work that demonstrates the highest caliber of lighting design expertise, on world class architectural projects. She has designed iconic lighting for historic and avant-garde structures, masterplans, bridges, memorials, historic landmarks, cultural buildings and residential towers.

An accomplished speaker, Jean has lectured extensively including events at Yale University, Light + Building in Frankfurt, MasterDIA in Madrid, Euroluce in Milan and PLDC conventions in Berlin, Madrid and London. Jean has also been featured in AL Magazine’s One-on-One Interview series.

As an advocate for lighting education, she was previously the Director of Education for the PLDA, has led training seminars for the Illuminating Engineering Society and was appointed a distinguished faculty member at Parsons The New School for Design. She currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for the New York School of Interior Design Lighting Program.