After A design degree at Central Saint Martins focusing on lighting, Hugo joined John Cullen Lighting in 2000 and transferred his creative flare from product to architectural lighting. In 2005 Hugo moved to Light Bureau to develop their super prime residential and hospitality sector and also to gain a greater understanding of commercial lighting including the more technical aspects of the profession. After three years at Light Bureau Hugo set up Chiaroscuro Lighting Design which was re named in  2013 to HUGO LIGHT DESIGN Ltd focusing on Residential, Exterior landscaping, facades and Hospitality lighting to mention a few which has grown year on year.

As Design Director he has grown the company through the use of time saving technology, keeping the company lean and competitively priced. Working with designers, Architects, Interior architects and Landscape architects achieving well considered lighting solutions from a different perspective to many lighting design companies. From Penthouses and Villas in the Bahamas and the Spice Isles to barn conversions in the Cotswolds and Spa Hotels and country clubs such as Beaverbrook in Leatherhead, The range of projects is broad from Modern contemporary to Stately Home. Hugo and his team provide a very personal service tailored to the clients needs and taste.