Author, designer, innovator, and lecturer Randall Whitehead is America's top expert in residential lighting. He has drawn upon his experience from over thirty years of consulting practice to develop a unique and comprehensive body of knowledge about lighting and how it affects us everywhere we live and work. Randall has appeared many times as a guest expert on The Discovery Channel, HGTV, and CNNfn. He has developed an extensive series of seminars on lighting design and has produced them throughout the United States, Canada and South America.
Randall is the author of seven highly acclaimed books on lighting design, the most recent of which is Residential Lighting, a Practical Guide (John Wiley and Sons, Newark, New Jersey, December, 2010). He is also a contributing writer for many trade and consumer publications including Sunset, House and Garden Horticulture Magazine, Professional Lighting, Architectural Lighting and Residential Lighting. Randall is frequently interviewed and quoted by leading publications including Good Housekeeping, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Interior Design, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has practiced lighting design for a wide range of clients, and has worked on the homes of several celebrities, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Tuck and Patti, Rita Moreno, Bing Crosby and Jerry Garcia.
Randall is the recipient of prestigious industry awards from the most important associations in the interior design and lighting industries, including: a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of Outstanding Service and the Chapter Presidential Citation for Distinguished Service to the Society and Profession from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); and the Edwin F. Guth Lighting Design Award of Excellence and the International Illumination Design Award from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES). He is also a longtime member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), the premier global organization for professional lighting designers.