About Theia

Named after Theia [thee-uh] , the Greek goddess of light and the mother of the sun, the moon, and the dawn, we strive for lighting solutions that consider both natural and created light.

Theia Lighting Design creates artistic lighting solutions for architectural and landscape environments. We work on both domestic and international projects for retail, commercial, and high-end residential clientele. The Theia team coordinates with Architects, Interior Designers, Contractors, and Clients to provide innovative designs which improve the visual atmosphere and enhance the unique character of the space.


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Kathryn Toth, Principal

With more than 19 years in the lighting industry, Kathryn combines her years of experience with a passion for lighting that enables her to find creative solutions which meet design criteria, budget, and timelines for projects around the globe.

Kathryn’s experience includes retail, landscape, hospitality, and high-end residential lighting in the USA, South America, South Korea, China, Japan, Thailand, the Middle East, Europe, and the Caribbean Islands. She has managed projects of all sizes, from restaurants to casinos, hotels, high-end shopping malls, commercial landscapes, churches, and residences. Kathryn’s attention to detail, aptitude for collaboration, and the ability to deliver a project from beginning to end have led to the successful completion of the most prestigious of projects.

As an invited guest speaker, Kathryn has led workshops and taught classes at numerous locations including the International Landscape Lighting Institute (illi), the Retail Design Institute (RDI), the International Retail Design Conference (IRDC), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), and at the URBN Annual Conference. She has been interviewed by, and her work has been published in multiple magazines including VMSD (Visual Merchandising and Store Design) and Architectural Lighting (AL).  She is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and an active Board of Directors and Mentor Team member of illi.


Farrah Nakatani, Junior Designer

Farrah is an experienced computer aided design drafter with a demonstrated history of working in the construction and manufacturing industry. Skilled in AutoCAD software, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), SolidWorks, and Adobe Creative Suite. Strong arts and design professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Industrial Technology/Technician from California State University-Los Angeles. Currently setting the way for future designers as an Instructor at Rio Hondo College.