Dean Skira is the founder of Skira Architectural Lighting, an award-winning firm located in Pula, Croatia with projects also in the Middle East, Russia, Slovenia, Italy, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For the past 30 years, he is building and creating mostly with intangible forms. In 1986 he relocated to the United States to study lighting design and interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY. In 1990 he established his first lighting design firm in the United States before returning to Croatia in 1995. Dean is a published author and a frequent guest lecturer. He is a member of IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers), IES Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), the Croatian Designers Society (HDD), the Croatian Lighting Association (HDR), and was also a member of the Professional Lighting Designers’ Association (PLDA).