David Michael Schad began his career 37 years ago in southwest Florida where he started working as a draftsman for an engineering firm. He learned electrical and lighting design and went to college part time. David worked his way up the ladder to become a partner as his passion for lighting design grew stronger every day. After many years David moved back to Columbus, Ohio and family and started his lighting design practice, Designed Illumination. Working on commercial projects for Ohio State University, high end restaurants, religious and luxury residential projects.
David loves to ski and snowboard & the mountains, so he searched for years and then he moved to the "Greatest Snow on Earth", Salt Lake City, Utah. He took a Sr. lighting design position with a Salt Lake Lighting Design Group. He departed them after a while and reestablished his lighting design business, Designed Illumination, to pursue the Three Pillars of a great and fulfilling life. Passion - living with genuine passion for what you do. Peak Performance - Striving to perform your very best always and continue to get better. Purpose - Fulfilling one's God given purpose.
David has received International Lighting Design Awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and his designs have been published in lighting magazines and luxury home magazines.
Happily married to his bride Gail, for 40 years. He enjoys all things mountain, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fly fishing, creating paintings and our pets. Life is a blessing and each day is exciting when you love your work.
Favorite quotes: "Some people add substance to life - we enjoy them.. They help others and make the lives of others more enjoyable. This doesn't happen by accident."
John C. Maxwell
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Favorite movie: Jeremiah Johnson, Lonesome Dove, Dances with Wolves, The Passion, Forest Gump, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
Favorite music: Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe, Pink Floyd, Randy Newman, Cat Stevens
Favorite book: The Bible,
Anything Og Mandino
If I wasn't a lighting designer I would be: a ski instructor or an artist, maybe a politician or minister.
Favorite pastime: Everything Mountain! When I'm in the mountains, I'm at peace and it stirs my soul.
Contact Designed Illumination
Call David M. Schad At 801 910-7392
We are courteous, our schedules are accurate and our promises are kept. Allow us to illuminate your dreams!