Owner / President Sales and Marketing
A multi-talented artist and successful entrepreneur, Sally Thomas Cooper studied art history, music, and design in her native New Zealand, leading initially to work in film and television and then to residential interior design.
When Sally was offered a production design project based in Hollywood, she leapt at the chance and moved to Los Angeles in 1999, where she quickly developed an impressive celebrity clientele as an interior designer and worked directly with select lines of textiles, furniture and lighting. Sally also served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the nationally branded case goods manufacturer Indon International working on such projects as the 3000 room Las Vegas Hilton and other notable hotels and resort projects throughout the U.S. and Latin America.Read More
Having worked in both the high end residential and hospitality markets, Sally saw a wonderful opportunity to pair the large scale public space designs of hotel and casino projects with the luxurious materials and finishes of her residential projects. Sally founded Lusive, importing European lighting and accessories and presently began using her combined knowledge of imported one-of-a-kind materials and design techniques to create made-to-order, signature lighting fixtures. Lusive was an immediate success and Sally’s solid sales strategy has grown the company year after year, being named 3 consecutive years to Inc. Magazine’s nationwide list of top growing companies.
Today Lusive has one of the most extensive lists of vendors in the industry and the ability to source nearly any decorative material. With strong personal industry relationships and a creative sales and marketing strategy, Sally continues to build Lusive into one of the top brands in custom decorative lighting.
With all of her design expertise, Sally’s primary commitment has always been to the relationships you build in this exciting and challenging industry. Energized by the marriage of creative design and commercial production, Sally says, “I am fascinated by the mix of personalities and talents that make up a successful collaboration – satisfying form and function, imagination and inspiration.”
Owner / CEO
As an architectural lighting consultant Jason Kai Cooper has designed diverse hotel, casino, and theme park projects worldwide. Notable projects include the Hard Rock Hotel; Caesar’s Forum Shops; Mandalay Bay; MGM Grand, Boulder Station and Sunset Station Resorts in Las Vegas; Barona Casino; Luxor Casino; Paris Hotel and Casino, Star Galaxy Adventure, Moscow; Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park, Nagasaki; Venus Fort Shopping Center, Tokyo; St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Niagara Fallsview Resort and Universal’s Royal Pacific Hotel. Jason been honored with a number of prestigious industry awards for his work and is a five time recipient of the Lumen West and IES Awards for Design Excellence.Read More
After attending Pepperdine University, BA Scenic and Lighting Design and University of California, Irvine, MFA Lighting Design, Jason began his career as a resident designer for the Orange County Performing Arts Center, The Music Center Los Angeles, and was the associate designer at The Mark Taper Forum and Los Angeles Opera, as well as for touring artists, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, and Ringo Starr and His All Star Band as well as the Super Bowl Halftime Show XXIX. He helped form Universal Studio’s first staff lighting design department, designing Universal Islands of Adventure in Orlando and worked on such projects as Tokyo Disney Seas and the Electric Light Parade for Walt Disney Imagineering.
Jason has taught Lighting Design at University California, Irvine, Santa Monica College and been a guest lecturer at USC School of Architecture, Lighting Dimensions, Designers Lighting Forum Los Angeles, and the Lightfair International conferences.
With a strong belief in collaborative design and meticulous engineering, Jason has designed and overseen manufacturing of custom light fixtures for many of the industry’s top designers and architects. As owner and CEO of Lusive, Jason has brought together an experienced team that share a similar vision, combining talent and strong problem solving skills to offer a wealth of design solutions and an inventive and dynamic approach to a wide range of architectural projects.