We hold ourselves to a standard that's higher than anyone else in the industry.
Put us to the test and you'll see.
We look forward to exceeding your expectations!
Who are we?
Simply put, our mission is devoted to you--it's our job to translate your vision into
the panel of your dreams.
12663 386th Avenue, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Northern Lights Design Studio began in the mid-1980's as a hobby shop, a "Dad, can you make this for me?" kind of place. In 1990, while doing commission work in the shop as a custom furniture maker, I took part in a stained glass program offered by our local parks and recreation department. And that, as they say, was that...the rest is history. Although my degree is in the fine arts, it had nothing to do with glass, therefore, it was learn from my mistakes and waste a lot of glass. Over the next ten years, I participated in numerous workshops and clinics held throughout the mid-west, polishing my skills and learning to define the art I had come to love.
In 2000, at the urging of a client, Northern Lights Design Studio became predominately a stained glass enterprise. We remain a small studio, by choice, located in the upper northeast corner of South Dakota, in Aberdeen, mainly serving the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota area.
We specialize in custom commission work, medium to large window panels and cabinet door inserts, but have created many smaller pieces upon request. We can point with pleasure to having our works (and restorations) in 37 states and 9 foreign countries.
You probably have noticed my continual use of the "we" when referring to the studio. My wife, Connie, offers valuable input, design thoughts and color selection input throughout the entire creative process. She cuts no glass, but is a big part of the success of Northern Lights Design Studio.