Helen first became fascinated with light when she explored the world of photography as a teenager. She developed an understanding of the affects natural light has on our perceptions and emotions captured in the still image.
Later on, while attaining a B.S. in industrial design from Metropolitan University of Denver, she discovered the play of artificial light emitted from the object when she designed and prototyped lighting fixtures. The 'Metro' University ID program, which follows the Bauhaus model, gave her a strong and practical foundation that has aided her in developing, detailing and integrating lighting into architecture. While attending University, Helen received a portfolio design excellence award, and received multiple grant scholarships.
Helen has continuing her observation of light through her current work in the architectural lighting design field, allowing her to further study light as it integrates into the built environment, affecting human experience and perceptions of space.