Marta Casarin

Marta Casarin

New York, NY, US



Marta Casarin’s first steps in lighting were as an intern at Odile Soudant Lumières Studio in Paris. After completing with honors her BA in Architecture from Università IUAV di Venezia she decided to further her knowledge in lighting by taking a second internship, this time at Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice, her home town. This experience inspired Marta to continue her studies in lighting. After obtaining a Master in Music from Conservatorio B. Marcello, she moved to New York to pursue a MFA in Lighting Design from Parsons New School of Design.

During her lighting studies, she was awarded several prizes and recognitions, including the IESNYC Merit Scholarship, the IALD Lighting Design Alliance Scholarship, the IALD Travel Stipends to Enlighten Asia and Enlighten Americas and the Parsons Lighting Design Partners Prize for her Thesis Application research. Moreover, she won the Grand Prize Award at the IESNYC Student Lighting Competition, with the installation Passage.

Marta was also in charge of the IES Parsons Chapter, a student group that organizes events to connect students with professionals in the lighting industry. Marta first joined HLB as an intern in Los Angeles and New York. After graduating with honors from Parsons New School of Design, she rejoined HLB’s New York office as a Designer. She is currently working on healthcare, education and hospitality projects.

Her lighting design thinking is based at the intersection of architecture and music. The conceptualization of music can be found in her works as they are rooted into time or rhythm and its visual application in our daily lives.



HLB Lighting Design, New York, NY, US, Lighting designer

Jun 2018 - current


The New School, New York, NY, US, Masters, Lighting Design

Sep 2016 - May 2018

Conservatorio di Musica, Venice, IT, Masters, Classical Guitar

Sep 2007 - Jun 2016

Università IUAV di Venezia, Venice, IT, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2012 - Jun 2015


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