Bob Truax

Joel Visser

Principal Designer

Principal Designer Joel Visser grew up in a family of artists who taught him how to see and think creatively. From an early age, Joel worked closely with his father collaborating on art commissions for private and corporate clients throughout the Midwest. After relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995, he continued to hone his creative skills, designing and fabricating custom furniture, lighting, and studying product design. Joining TDG in 1999, Joel quickly discovered a passion for transforming space through lighting. Working closely with mentor Bob Truax, he learned to apply his aesthetic eye, knowledge of product design, fine art and construction to the art of lighting design.