Chicago designer Stephen Blackman received his bachelor's degree in Industrial Design from Syracuse University in 1982. After graduating, he went on to work for Sonneman Design Group. After working there for several years, Blackman branched out on his own and created Blackman Design Associates, Inc in October 1998. In addition, since March of 2002, he has served as the Director of Design for American Fluorescent. With over 25 years experience in the lighting industry, Stephen Blackman has been the grand prize winner for the Lighting for Tomorrow national lighting fixture competition for 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Currently Stephen Blackman is President and Chief Design Officer of Blackjack Lighting Inc. Blackman is a renowned designer and industry-leading thinker whose ideas have shaped and influenced how lighting fixtures look and preform both here in the United States and abroad. Blackjack Lighting represents Blackman's desire to create very high-end lighting, satisfying those that place a premium on stunning design, fabulous materials, and the newest in lighting technology.