Anne Militello is a renowned theatre and architectural lighting designer and artist with a career spanning all aspects of creating with light. Her many awards include a prestigious Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design. She has designed touring productions for Tom Waits, Robert Plant, Leonard Cohen, and Pearl Jam, among others. Theatre work includes collaborations with Sam Shepard and David Lynch. She started Vortex Lighting as a lighting design collective in Los Angeles, producing numerous architectural projects at the studio. She has taught and lectured at several institutions, and currently heads the graduate lighting program at California Institute of the Arts.