• About Me

    MFA Production Design and Technology BFA Theater Production Design and Technology

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    Freelance Lighting Designer / Technician Based in NYC

    Currently working as a Freelance Lighting Designer and Technician based in NYC

    Design Philosophy

    Telling the story through light

    I approach each design as a new and unique way to tell a story using light. I find collaboration to be essential to the design process and enjoy working in a team environment to produce great work.

    Recent Work

  • Bio

    Matthew Wilson Lighting Designer

    Matthew earned a BFA in Theater Specializing in Production Design and Technology with a focus in Lighting and Sound Design from Missouri State University in Spring 2010. Matthew went on to earn an MFA in Production Design and Technology with a focus in Sound Design and a secondary focus in Lighting Design. Design works inlcude; A...My Name is Alice, Seven Deadly Sins (Ballet), Man of La Mancha, Mass Appeal, Dames at Sea, Born Yesterday, My Attic Wife (World Premier), Mr. Marmalade, Hank Williams Lost Highway. Check out the Portfolio and Resume Pages for more!


    Related Skills

  • Musicals




  • Skills / Related Work

    • AutoCAD
    • Vectorworks
    • Lightwright
    • ETC Console Programming
    • Moving Light Programming
    • Automated Show Control Programming
    • Facility Consulting
    • Computer Networking
    • Projection / Video Engineering
    • Microsoft Office / Adobe Design Suite

    About My Work

    The Designer's Toolbox

    Being well rounded has always been an important part of my work. While sharpening my skills as a Lighting Designer I also explored the tools that help craft my art. Working as a Master Electrician has allowed me to understand the other side of the tech table which helps me to execute designs in a clean and effecient way.


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  • Contact Info

    Matthew Wilson
    Lighting Designer


    917 740 9224

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    MFA Production Design and Technology - Ohio University

    While at Ohio University I had the opportunity not only to design several productions, but also served as a Shop Supervisor and staff electrcician. My main duties included daily shop production, overseeing crews and assisting in the teaching of core courses for undergraduate students. My time at Ohio was spent increasing my skills and exploring Lighting Design as a business and a career. Following Ohio I am now working as a Freelance Designer/Assistant Lighting Designer. For More please look at the Portfolio page

    BFA Missouri State University

    While at Missouri State I took the opportunity to study theater from several aspects. My course studies outside of Production and Design included Directing, Dance, Performance and Management. I spent a summer serving as Master Electrician under the TENT. I returned as Lighting supervisor in the summer of 2009.

    I am currently working as a Freelance Lighting Designer and Technician based in NYC. Working with companies including the Lighting Syndicate, Playwrights Horizon's, Prospect Theater Company and many more!

    Ten years from now I hope to be designing regularly and looking to move into teaching, bringing the exprience of my ongoing career to those starting theirs.