I've decided it's time to write, talk, and share.
How are YOU doing? How is your team? What is your state of mind?
This is hard, but we are all in it together. We need each other.
Together, we will write this history. We will get through this. It will end. When it does, what do we want history to say about how we handled this pandemic?
Here's what Envision Lighting Design looks like today:
We have been working exclusively from home for three full work-weeks. We started on March 16, about a week earlier than our city/county mandates, because we have always been set up for remote work, and we wanted to do the right thing. Something new: our team has enjoyed daily video check-ins. We will keep some version of this in place in the future, because it allows us a more personal contact with our remote teammate(s). We will also do a better job with video product chats for our remote team! It has been great to meet with our reps and manufacturers in this way.
We want to stay in touch with all of our partners, so contact us to book a virtual meeting, lunch-and-learn, or coffee. We miss you!
...we are also sometimes exhausted."
While some of our New York-based projects and others under construction have been put on hold, design work is continuing at a pretty full clip. We are still writing proposals, too. Do you have a project that needs lighting design? Let us know! We have a summer intern all lined-up and anxious to start. Help us ensure he will have plenty of (remote) work to do!
We are carefully monitoring any potential shipping or supply-chain disruptions. There are some manufacturers who can currently ship and some who can't. We are keeping track and letting our clients know, so clients can decide whether to change specs or wait.
Like you, we are also sometimes exhausted. The kids learning from home, the adventure of shopping for so many at-home meals, finding a quiet corner for a video call, finding toilet paper, figuring out the CARES program, donating PPE to friends and family in medical fields, checking in with parents and older family members and neighbors...all from a distance. Whatever it is that is making you tired, we feel your pain! How can we help you?
Watch our social media accounts for stories about people who are helping and ways you can help too!
Stay tuned, stay well, stay home.
Lisa J. Reed, lighting designer and Principal at Envision Lighting Design, LLC