Zerlina Hughes (Lighting Designer)

Zerlina studied at Goldsmith’s College and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and has over 25 years’ experience as a lighting designer in architecture, theatre, opera and film.

Early in her career she worked as an assistant to director Mike Leigh on ‘Naked’, ‘Career Girls’ and ‘Secrets and Lies’. She was lighting design consultant for Warner Bros’ ‘Batman Begins’. Her theatre designs include projects at the National Theatre, London’s West End, New York Broadway and Sydney Opera House. In opera, she has worked extensively in Europe, particularly in France, Italy, Denmark and Sweden, where she won best lighting design award in 2003.

Zerlina formed her own award-winning lighting design practice in 2006, where she heads a small team of specialist designers specialising in exhibition, gallery and architectural lighting.