We are a team of designers and thinkers, artists and creators
Luci team members come from various backgrounds and talents, bringing unique perspectives and experiences to every project. Our collective passion lies in creating experiences that embrace, clarify, and dimensionalize your story.
AJ is a Creative Sherpa. She guides the Luci team, infuses every project with life, and drives our company growth and identity.
Her expertise in environmental and experiential planning and design bring sharpness to all of Luci’s work. An Executive MBA candidate (Spring 2018), AJ is focused on developing a company culture that makes Luci a great place to work and an awesome team to work with. Her ultimate goal is to build a team of the most talented people that bring our clients’ visions to life with direction, impact, and inspiration.
“I approach each challenge as a left-brained business strategist with right brain creative intuition.”
Graphic Production Specialist
Brad’s favorite quote from his hero Carl Sagan reads “the beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.”
What Carl Sagan did for science, Brad does for graphics. His attention to detail, background in industrial design, and three-dimensional thinking helps him conceptualize, create, and manage graphics and print production for all of Luci’s clients.
“(My guilty pleasure) eating Nutella and honey out of the jar.”
Manager of Business Development
Breana is a doer and makes the hard work fun.
Building relationships is what makes her happy. She has an innate ability to empathize with client needs and is driven to find the best solution to meet the goals of our new and existing clients and partners. While she is dedicated to driving Luci’s continued growth, she also manages client accounts, marketing and PR.
“I love that I have a hand in a project in the very early stages and get to watch them develop.”
Chaucey is an enthusiastic Kentuckian, a collector of funky socks, and admires women who have changed history.
With roots in the University of Chicago and the Museum of Science & Industry, Chaucey uses her infectious love of learning to develop compelling experiences. Chaucey’s thoughtful approach to research, development, and writing supports Luci’s projects by highlighting the key stories that propel exhibit experiences to new heights.
“I like finding connections and figuring out how things fit together!”
David Whitemyer AIA
Director of Business Development
Whether as an architect, photographer, writer, teacher, project manager or facilitator, David is a creator and communicator.
As a licensed architect with over twenty years of experience in museum planning, exhibition design, and project management, David understands the process of design from the front end to the ﬁnish line. He walks new and existing clients and partners through Luci’s process, focusing on the integrity of the project and ensures all project needs are being met and that Luci is continuing to exceed all expectations.
“(Best at) waiting until everyone else is done talking.”
Jaime is a mermaid-obsessed creator, making the world a more beautiful place: from sewing to hand lettering to environmental graphic design.
With a background in theatre and communications design and after years with the Shedd Aquarium, Jaime brings the artistic vision of every project to life. She leads Luci’s graphic department and ensures each project has a clear and engaging visual style and identity.
“I am inspired by fresh ideas and the desire to constantly evolve”
Kevin can take you on a ride, whether on his old-school motorcycle or by creating an immersive environment that ignites imagination and the senses.
He is a visionary and our team’s creative lead. Kevin’s background in theatre and lighting design instills drama and emotion into the experiences and environments that Luci creates. He protects our clients’ visions and acts as the team’s backstop, handling everything from dimensionalizing bold concepts to managing complex budgets.
“I started turning grey at 18. Really.”
A thinker, reader, life-long learner, and activist, Kiah’s lust for life bleeds into all facets of her being.
She is Luci’s Chief Cultural Officer and Creative Strategist. Kiah leads projects, develops strategy, and carries out research, content development, and writing. She is a key facilitator and client advocate who keeps focus on the big picture throughout the life of a project.
“I believe in the power of story and experience.”
Matthew is an Emmy-award-winning designer committed to enhancing and challenging the way we think, behave and feel through design.
His twenty years of experience in theatre, television, exhibits and high-end interiors informs Matthew’s approach to designing innovative environments for Luci’s clients. He is an environmental designer, project strategist, and partner to both clients, vendors, and team-members. Matthew is dedicated to Luci’s development as a leader, not a follower in the industry.
“I’ve found success through my creativity”
Michael is a builder and maker of Neapolitan pizzas, homemade speakers and hugely successful companies.
He believes in competent simplicity and has a national reputation as a premier builder of theatre and opera scenery and museum exhibits. Michael is one of the most trusted leaders in the industry and provides Luci clients with the confidence that their projects will be developed, designed and implemented with the highest quality standards.
“My success is measured by the success of others.”
Mike is an improv, sketch and musical comedian who happens to be a designer.
His humor infuses the Luci office and our projects. Mike brings his three-dimensional expertise to all project teams with design and development for all exhibit components. He keeps our team aware of the latest and greatest materials and finishes. Mike is a wizard at 3D modeling, CAD drawing creation, and helping to assemble detail drawings for all project elements.
“I was a real “theater, student government, let’s do math” kind of kid.”
Morgan is a maker and a doer, a planner and a storyteller. She is quick and imaginative, bringing spirit to everything she does.
With decades of experience as a media producer for the Oprah brand, Morgan now pours her passion into creating stories in three dimensions. Adaptable and supportive, she works closely with clients and the Luci team to envision and execute experiences and exhibits with grace and clarity.
“I get to inspire and empower people every day, that’s what makes it all worth it.”
Rich is a non-designer designer, a renaissance man, and a lover of rock ‘n’ roll.
He has led many lives: Rich is LEED AP, has published dozens of articles on sustainable design issues, and started the first “green” retail design firm in the country. A long-time member of the Luci team, he plays many roles. Rich lends his experience and wisdom to the strategy, planning, and research realms of all Luci projects.
”I admire artists, musicians, entrepreneurs – they have vision and make it reality. We are all enriched by their efforts."