Join our Extraordinary Team

We’re always looking for bright, talented, passionate, and professional individuals to join our extraordinary team at SONNEMAN - A Way of Light. We offer a design studio environment that mixes inspiration, creativity, exciting and challenging work, great people, and fun. Our current career opportunities are listed below.

Jr. Motion Graphics and Digital Media Designer

Who You Are:

  • You have deep knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc)
  • You understand best practices for creatin ...


Who You Are:

  • You have deep knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc)
  • You understand best practices for creating social content.
  • You work collaboratively. You can set independent priorities and meet deadlines.
  • You are comfortable working in a creative, fast-paced environment with quick turnaround times.

Primary Job Description:

This Designer is responsible for creating and maintaining cutting-edge visuals for the Digital Media team.  The ideal candidate is a strong visual storyteller with a thorough understanding of motion graphics and current design styles. You know what's trending, and would love to spend all day in video, animation and design programs. You are eager to learn new techniques. 

  • Ability to work in both 2D and 3D graphic environments
  • Create full video packages including design and animation of show logos, end cards, custom transitions, key art and thumbnails
  • Understands best practices for short-form content on social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Design static and animated social media posts
  • Up-level visuals created outside of the company

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Strong internship, or 1+ years video editing, motion graphic and design experience
  • Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite — Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Ability to translate written concepts into visually descriptive, impactful designs
  • Successful track record of working with a diverse range of clients and team-members
  • A natural sense of curiosity and urgency. Can easily multi-task.
  • Commitment to excellence and attention to detail

Apply on Indeed or directly to Studiojobs @ with cover letter, resume and portfolio for review.  Only candidate’s examples of their work will be considered.


Product Development Engineer

SONNEMAN - A Way of Light, the leader in the design and manufacturing of sophisticated contemporary lighting, is seeking a Product Development Engineer to join our growing team. Wo ...


SONNEMAN - A Way of Light, the leader in the design and manufacturing of sophisticated contemporary lighting, is seeking a Product Development Engineer to join our growing team. Works with Design and Engineering teams to facilitate product development activities from first design concepts to production. Product Development Engineer will possess strong communication and management skills, and ability to work in a high pressure and dynamic environment.



  • Engineering development and design for manufacturing of new product concepts
  • Maintenance and updating of existing product specifications

Duties May Include:

  • Interfacing with the Design Department to understand product requirements
  • Engineering design/development of new products, including material/process selection and mechanical, thermal, electrical, and optical design
  • Generating 3D CAD drawings in SOLIDWORKS for manufacturing vendor
  • Clearly documenting and communicating design and engineering details for manufacturing vendors
  • Detailed review of 3D CAD drawings received from manufacturing vendor, checking for accuracy, consistency, and completeness
  • Mechanical review and inspection of prototypes and first-article samples, possibly including on-site reviews with manufacturing vendors in China
  • Generating product specifications and supporting documentation, including datasheets and assembly instructions


Minimum Requirements Include:

  • 3 years of product design/development engineering experience, preferably in the decorative or architectural lighting fields.
  • Strong working knowledge of engineering materials and low- to high-volume production manufacturing processes.
  • Highly skilled in SOLIDWORKS solid modeling.
  • Basic shop and mechanical prototyping skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, Architecture, or related engineering field.
  • US citizen or permanent resident (no VISA sponsorship available).


Reports to: Director of Engineering

Employment Type: Full-Time


Customer Service Team Member



SONNEMAN – A Way of Light, A leader in Design and Manufacturing of high-end Architectural lighting, is seeking a Customer Service Team Member.


Bring your proven Inside Sales and Customer Service experience to our energetic work environment and grow with us!


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5yrs experience in customer service and inside sales
  • Strong communication skills. (Verbal and Writing)
  • Proficiency with SAP or other ERP
  • Strong follow up and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications required.



Assisting our customers, sales team and sales representatives with sales inquiries and maintain sales systems.


  • Greet customers warmly and ascertain problem or reason for calling
  • Respond timely to customer questions via telephone or email.
  • Manage large amounts of incoming calls
  • Provide accurate, valid and complete information by using the right methods/tools.
  • Follow communication procedures, guidelines and policies
  • Manages day-to-day sales functions with sales team members.
    • Data Entry
  • Orders & Quotes Processing
    • Product Support
  • Provide Product Information
  • Troubleshoot common product issues 
    • Sales Support
  • Work with sales representatives providing support to their sales efforts.
    • Shipping support
  • Provide tracking information
  • Resolve product or service problems by clarifying the customer's inquiry and/or request; selecting and explaining the best solution to solve the problem; expediting correction or adjustment; following up to ensure resolution.
  • Provide appropriate solutions and alternatives within the time limits and follow up to ensure resolution.



Reports to: Customer Service Manager

Start date: ASAP

Location: Work in-house at our Westchester; New York design studio office located 2 blocks from the Larchmont, Metro North Station- New Haven line.

Compensation: commensurate with training and experience.




Design Director

The Com ...


The Company

SONNEMAN – A Way Of Light (“SONNEMAN” or the “Company”) is the leading designer and manufacturer of high-end architectural lighting for commercial and residential applications.  SONNEMAN was originally founded in 1967 and sold in 1983.  In 2003, Robert Sonneman and partners, Sonny Park and David Littman, founded SONNEMAN – A Way of Light.  Robert Sonneman’s 50 years of award-winning work is widely distributed and internationally acclaimed throughout the architectural and interior design community.  The Company’s product lines include 2,750 SKUs with over 100 new product introductions annually. 


Dunes Point Capital, LP (“DPC”) – a leading family office and private investment firm – acquired Sonneman in June 2018.  DPC partners with great management teams while taking a long-term perspective to build and grow businesses in the general industrial sector.  The DPC team has invested in, or overseen the investment of, over $4 billion in transactions over the last 20 years.


The Position


Title:                                        Director of Product Design


Location:                                 Larchmont, NY                       


Reports To:                             Robert Sonneman (Executive Chairman / Chief Creative Officer)


Direct Reports:                        Industrial Designers / Design engineers / Team/Model Makers



  • Manage product design and related activities (from concept through manufacturing)
    • Responsible for the planning, staffing, scheduling and coordination of creative talent and related design resources
    • Generate and maintain project briefs throughout the development process
    • Develop and lead the product vision going forward
    • Coordinate concept development sketches through SolidWorks models and renderings into 3D sketch models
    • Stay current on trends and news in design and lighting
    • Recruit and continue building the talent pool for design team
    • Participate in driving awareness of SONNEMAN design in local educational design communities


& Education:                                      

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, Masters in Architectural Design or related field with a strong product development focus
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the Modern design aesthetic in architectural and interior design
  • Experience in the decorative, architectural, or Modern design of high-end furniture/office or other architecturally related products field a plus
  • Demonstrated experience managing people and processes of a design or creative team
  • Highly proficient in SolidWorks, Rhino, and other advanced 3D modeling software
  • Familiarity and experience with production manufacturing processes and materials



Personal Attributes:               

  • Visionary
  • Committed and Disciplined
  • Strong industrial design foundation and Architectural Knowledge
  • Great manager and inspirational leader of people
  • Meticulous and detail-oriented
  • Must have the ability to take initiative while also working collaboratively with design and engineering colleagues
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced and charged design environment
  • Superior organizational skills with ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments, and meet tight deadlines.


Compensation:            Competitive salary and benefits