Stephen Blackman graduated from Syracuse University in 1982 with a degree on Industrial Design. After graduating, he worked at Sonneman Design Group for several years before he eventually created Blackman Design Associates, Inc. in October of 1998. Now as the President and Chief Design Officer of Blackjack Lighting, Blackman strives to continue his and lead his company to a new generation of decorative lighting.
With over 30 years of experience in the lighting industry, Stephen Blackman is now a renowned designer and industry-leading thinker who has shaped and influenced how lighting fixtures look and perform. He has been the grand prize winner of 13 Lighting for Tomorrow Awards.
"When it comes to design, basically I feel form follows function. In lighting, that means light fixture should relate to the form of the light source." - Stephen Blackman.