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Design Director
Kevan was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. He graduated from Loughborough University of Technology with a BSc in Economic and Technological History and Social Psychology in 1975. Kevan began his career as a lighting designer for rock bands including Jethro Tull, Ultravox, XTC and Steve Hackett.

In 1989 Kevan returned to his native town of Edinburgh to practise as a lighting designer in the architectural and exhibition area, establishing KSLD. While building up the practice, Kevan retained an involvement in light art, collaborating with Malcolm Innes to create a number of light sculptures, exhibiting at the St Andrews Festival in 1993, and the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, in 1992, 1993 and 1994. Kevan was part of the collaborative group who produced ‘Life on the Rock’, a light, projection and sound installation in the Tron Kirk, Edinburgh, as part of the 1995 Photofeis Festival. In 1998 he created two light sculptures for the ‘Viagem au Seculo XX’ in Lisbon and has completed a number of private commissions.

Kevan’s role in KSLD is that of Design Director. As the practice has grown Kevan has taken on increasing management responsibilities, while maintaining a supervisory and executive role in all of the practice’s projects. He has led the KSLD team on over 600 projects. Always seeking to keep at the forefront of developing technologies, Kevan is considered an industry expert on LEDs, and the practice has become known for it’s innovative use of this technology.

Kevan is active within the lighting profession, passionate about driving the profession forward and achieving recognition for this relatively young field. He is professional member of the IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers). Between 2008 and 2011 Kevan held the post of Director of Sustainability within the PLDA. The title recognises Kevan’s knowledge and ongoing focus on new technologies in terms of energy use and holistic sustainability. He is also a Member of the Society of Light and Lighting, and currently chairs the committee revising CIBSE/SLL Lighting Guide 8 Museums & Galleries. In December 2012 he gained Chartered Engineer status through the Institute of Lighting Professionals. Kevan is dedicated to lighting education and gives frequent lectures at conferences and events. He has an extensive knowledge of research techniques and lighting technology.

In 2013 Kevan was awarded Lighting Designer of the Year at LUX Awards.