Spectacle Lighting Design is committed
to providing its clients with the most appropriate lighting
designs for their particular needs. Every choice we make,
from the type and amount of equipment, to the feeling, look,
ambiance, and rhythm of the lighting cues, will exemplify
the message of our client. We shall constantly monitor the
latest developments in lighting technology and maintain
an excellent working relationship with many lighting manufactures
so that our designs can fully utilize a large assortment
of lighting tools, from traditional equipment, to the latest
in automated lighting technology. Spectacle Lighting Design
shall employ only proven professional designers, programmers,
and project supervisors to ensure that our clients receive
only the best service and support.
started working with lighting consoles for a community
theatre group at the early age of 10. He studied lighting
and theatre in high school and spent the summers at
Interlochen learning all he could about theatre lighting,
design, and music. In 1992 he graduated from Hope College
with a BA in Theatre Design and went on to Purdue University
to pursue a Master’s of Fine Arts in Theatre Technology.
In 1993 he left Purdue to work for Fantasee Lighting,
who offered him a position as a staff lighting designer
and programmer. While there, he designed and programmed
lighting systems for several well known clients including
Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac, President Bill Clinton, The
University of Michigan, Grand Funk Railroad, and many
others. In 1996 he received an Award of Merit from the
Illuminating Engineering Society for the design of a
temporary lighting system to illuminate the Lurie Tower
for its dedication ceremony.
In 1998, Robert left
Fantasee Lighting to start Spectacle Lighting Design.