ADesignStudio by Alex Fitzpatrick is a manufacturing and consultancy practice specialising in lighting design and development, based in Sydney, Australia.

‘We Light to Enhance Life’ is the philosophy of the studio, representing the power of lighting to transform space, experience, emotions, health and wellbeing. This transformation is created by balancing the scientific and poetic aspects of light, which is the underlying approach of ADesignStudio.

Based in Sydney, designs are often inspired by Australian heritage, society, environment and experience, with a strong narrative focus finding expression in individual pieces. In a practical sense, the products harness the benefits of contemporary technology, taking care to maximise energy-efficiency, and consider the warmth of light and long life. New manufacturing processes bolster the richness of traditional approaches, while materials are sensitively selected to capture and reflect the beauty and function of both the light source and design.

ADesignStudio has exhibited at international design exhibitions, featured in various local and global design media, and won several design awards.

“balancing the scientific and
poetic aspects of light”



Alex graduated in industrial design from the University of Alberta, Canada in 2008. Over the past nine years he has developed his knowledge and experience in the lighting industry, honing his skills and winning national and international accolades for architectural lighting and luminaire design, both independently and whilst working within leading lighting consultancies.




2010        Lighting Principles, TAFE Petersham (Australia)

2004 – 2008            Bachelor of Industrial Design, University of Alberta (Canada)



 2013-PRESENT        Design Associate – International Association of Lighting Designers


Professional Experience

2016 – Current        ADesignStudio PTY LTD. Director – Design and Manufacturing

Projects: Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis (in construction). Westpac CEO Awards 2016, Kozminsky 165th Anniversary Exhibition. At Home Exhibition of Australian Design. Gateway 2016. Box Hill RSL Club. iSalone, Milan Local Design Exhibition. Lighting Design – Elisabeth Bay apartment. Woronora Residence, Lake Side.



2014- 2016             Electrolight. Lighting Designer

Projects: Commercial – Gateway Mall. Flight centre Australian rollout. Country Road, Brisbane. Hospitality –  Sake, Flinders Lane. The Alfred, Melboure. Bavarian Bier Cafe, Miranda. Sake 555, Melbourne. Sake Jn. El Camino Cantina, Sydney. Qt Melbourne (Custom Fittings), Holiday Inn Express (x5 Hotels), Sydney. Sake, Double Bay. Residential – 24 Tivoli Ave (in construction), 26 Olphort Ave.

(2 years 6 months)


2011- 2016             ADesignStudio. Design and Manufacturing

Projects: Commercial- IGLU Central, Sydney (Batessmart Architects), City Water, Melbourne (Gray Puksand Architects), Towradgi Bowling Club (ES Interiors). Hospitality- Rooty Hill RSL (Altus Architects). Exhibition: ArtHunter, Sydney (

(3 years 9 months)


2012 – 2014            PointOfView. Lighting Designer + Product designer

Projects: Commercial- Westpac, Darling Park food court, Campbelltown Mall. Education-Figtree Lane UNSW, Conservatorium of Music. Hospitality- ShangriLa Sydney, Coogee Beach Palace Hotel, Qt Hotel Melbourne, Isle of Pines. Residential- Slattery House, The Lincoln.

(2 years 6 months)


2009-2011               Euroluce Lighting. NSW Project Sales Team

2008-2009               Lightform, Canada. Web Manager. Design. Business development

Awards + Achievements

2017       MAISON & OBJET PARIS – Rising Stars Award Asia (Australia)

2017        INDE AWARDS – The Product Shortlist – Greenway

2016        LAMP – Emerging designer finalist International Lighting Competition – Greenway

2016        DenFair – Best ID Product Award – Greenway

2016        El Camino Cantina wins NSW Luminaire Design Award of Commendation (Electrolight)

2015        Sake, Double Bay Wins IALD Award Of Merit (Electrolight)

2015        Sake, Double Bay wins NSW Luminaire Design Award of Commendation (Electrolight)

2015        Launch Pad, Runners Up – Eon

2011        Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Awards. Runner up – LightGarden

2011        Workshopped 11. 3rd place – n-series dinnerware

2011        Big River Timber to Tokyo. 1st place – LightGarden




2017        Maison & Objet Paris

2017        DenFair Melbourne

2016       At Home, Modern Australian Design Exhibition. Curated by David Clark, Sydney – Greenway

2016        Kozminsky x Local Design 165th year anniversary exhibition, Melbourne – Pewter Greenway

2016        DenFair – ID x SNAP ASSEMBLY – Independent Designer – Greenway

2016        5Vie, Milan Design Week with Local Design 2016 – LightGarden and Eon

2015        DenFair – ID x SNAP ASSEMBLY – Independent Designer – LightGarden Metalics

2015        Saturday InDesign Sydney – Launch Pad

2014        The ArtHunter- The CoolHunter’s popup gallery, Sydney. ‘Lightgarden 7’

2012        HeMadeSheMade, Australia. ‘LightGarden’

2012        Museum of Contemporary Art. Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Awards. ‘LightGarden’

2012        SupaCenter Moor Park. Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Awards.  ‘LightGarden’

2008        I Salone, Milan. Student Exhibition

2008        Interior Design Show, Toronto. Student Exhibition

2008        Newfangled, Edmonton. Student Exhibition

2007        International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York.  Student Exhibition

2007        Interior Design Show, Toronto. Student Exhibition