As a second generation lighting designer, Eric Johnson’s career spans over forty years. After working in the family lighting business since high school (Artistic Lighting & Electric), which included years of lighting design, manufacturing and installation of framing projectors, and later working as a lighting designer with Spectrum Engineering in Salt Lake City, Eric established his own firm, Eric Johnson Lighting Design, in 1995. In 2000, he created Eric Johnson Associates, Inc. and began hiring a team of lighting, controls and CAD professionals. As the team continued to grow, in 2019 Eric Johnson Associates, Inc., became EJA Lighting Design, Inc.
Eric’s areas of expertise include lighting for traditional to contemporary architecture, designing sophisticated lighting control systems, evaluating the latest energy efficient lighting products/technology, and incorporating them into his designs.
Eric has collaborated with world-renown architects and designers, managed projects across the U.S. and abroad, and has advised many lighting manufacturers and lighting technology companies on product design, functionality and technical viability. His work consistently wins respect from colleagues and has garnered a solid reputation in the lighting design industry.
2022 SF Lux Awards
– Award of Excellence – St. Joseph’s Art Society, San Francisco
– Awards of Merit – Interior, Outdoor, Control Innovation, Energy and Environmental Design – St. Joseph’s Art Society, SF
2022 San Francisco Section IES Illumination Awards
– Awards of Merit: Interior, Energy & Environmental, Lighting Control Innovation
– St. Joseph’s Art Society, San Francisco
2020 SF Lux Awards
– Award of Merit: Interior Lighting – Kua Bay
2020 California Preservation Design
– Award for Historic Preservation – St. Joseph’s Art Society, San Francisco
2019 SF Lux Awards
– Award of Distinction: First Place – Silver Oak Winery, Alexander Valley
– Award of Merit: Energy & Environmental Design – Silver Oak Winery, Alexander Valley
2019 San Francisco Section IES Illumination Awards
– Awards of Merit: Exterior, Interior, Energy & Environmental Design – Silver Oak Winery, Alexander Valley
2019 IES Illumination Awards
– Award of Excellence, Interior Lighting Design – Silver Oak Winery, Alexander Valley
Member of Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) since 1996
Portfolio of Published Work
Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Designer’s West, Global Architecture, Architectural Record, Elle Décor, Western Interiors & Design, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Home Lighting & Control