A color wheel arranging the colors that can be found by refracting sunlight with a prism.
Moses Harris circa 1770
The Natural System of Colours


I am a current Ph.D. student in the Munsell Color Science Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology. I have spent much of my time in the last several years either working professionally or training as a software developer and consultant on various luminaires, video wall, or lighting controllers for the entertainment industry. My interests specifically regard color rendering, metamerism, calibration, etc… but I have contributed in several product areas over the R&D cycle.

My interest in color science stems from a background in theater. Growing up I took a keen interest in theatrical lighting design. During my undergraduate degree at Rocky Mountain College I worked for Electronic Theatre Controls on LED luminaire metrology and theatrical control equipment. Following my time at ETC, I returned to school and studied painting until I graduated in May 2017. During this time I largely focused on studying abstract expressionism, color field painting, and the artists Barnet Newman, Clifford Still, and Josef Albers. After graduation my work took me to Los Angeles where I have been working on direct view LED display design, evaluation, calibration methods, and HDR implementation.

The color wheel above was originally published by Moses Harris circa 1770 in a short book titled The Natural System of Colours. Which you can read here for free, provided by Google books.