GOLSANA HESHMATI / FOUNDER
Golsana Heshmati is a designer with a diverse professional background that includes experience as an architect, lighting designer and an educator. She holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Eastern Mediterranean University (Republic of Cyprus) and a Master’s Degree in Architectural Lighting from Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.
Prior to founding Studio of Embodied Experience Design, Golsana has worked as an Associate and team leader at Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, an Associate at Callison Architects in NYC, and a Designer at AGF in San Francisco and two prestigious design firms in Barcelona, Spain. Currently, Golsana is a professor and faculty member at Parsons School of Design and New York School of Interior Design Graduate program. She was selected as one of 40 under 40 top lighting design talents in 2017 and was also a recipient of design retail honor awards.
Golsana currently serves as a member of illumination engineer society education committee and as a Jury member for international association of lighting designer’s awards program.
LINDSEY DIETER / DESIGN DIRECTOR
Lindsey Dieter is an interdisciplinary designer with an extensive body of work in lighting, interior and exhibition design projects. Trained as a contemporary ballet dancer, a fascination with movement and unwavering belief in the power of design to encourage somatic engagement drive her creative work.
Prior to joining The SEED as Creative Director, Lindsey was an Interior Design Lead and Active Design Researcher on the Sustainability Team at WeWork and a Lighting Designer and project manager at HLB Lighting Design, where she worked extensively with EQUINOX as the Lighting Designer for four new clubs, two renovations, two design consultations, Lighting Design Standards and the Precision Run Flagship location in New York City.
Lindsey received her Master of Fine Arts in Lighting and Interior Design from Parsons the New School for Design with Honors and was awarded the Double Major Graduate Thesis Prize. She has strong leadership, project management and communication skills and takes an energetic and resourceful approach to design challenges.