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design that puts story first.



about

Phil Kong is a designer for live entertainment. In the early stages of his career, Phil's work was primarily as a lighting designer, but the ability to think critically about any visual element, no matter what the scale and scope, has allowed him to work in almost any capacity on the visual elements of projects in recent years. Phil now works regularly as a lighting designer, production designer and programmer, and can provide full-service design from concept to execution in the fast-paced environment of the entertainment industries.


philosophy

As a designer, Phil approaches each and every project with a unique eye towards storytelling, believing that storytelling and theme are the key elements to a successfully connect with and engage an audience. Phil's approach to design is collaborative, hands-on and tailored to the project, no matter how big or how small, using creative solutions to successfully tell the story.

design that puts story first.


past and current clients include

Visual Noise Creative
Gray Matter Visual
Walt Disney Imagineering
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Tui Cruises GmbH
Hapag Lloyd Cruises Gmbh
Stage Entertainment Germany
AIDA Cruises
The Onion



current and upcoming projects

Bonnaroo 2018 - Site Lighting - Associate Lighting Designer for David Weiner
Outside Lands 2018 - Site Lighting - Associate Lighting Designer for David Weiner
Shakespeare in Love - Cape Rep Theatre - Lighting Designer


select past projects include

Foster the People - Sacred Hearts Tour - Art Direction for Visual Noise Creative
The Album Leaf - Fall 2016 US Tour - Associate Production Designer to Visual Noise Creative
SteinKlang - Murnau am Staffelsee - Lighting Designer
Bonnaroo 2017 - Site Lighting - Associate Lighting Designer for David Weiner
National Association of Broadcasters 2017&2018 - Arri Booth - Las Vegas Convention Center - Lighting Programmer for Emanuel Treeson
Golden Fairytale Fanfare - Shanghai Disney Resort - Associate Lighting Designer to Brian Gale
Tomorrowland Stage - Shanghai Disney Resort - Associate Lighting Designer to Brian Gale
Der Kaiser von Atlantis - Theaterquartier Gaussstrasse - Lighting Design - directed by Aileen Schneider
Seussical - Kellertheater Wetzlar - Lighting Design - directed by Christoph Drewitz
The Sound of a Voice - Staatsoper Hamburg: Opera Stabile - Lighting Design - Directed by Aileen Schneider
Lotte Das Musical - Wetzlarer Festspiele - Lighting Design - directed by Christoph Drewitz
Time 100 Gala 2013 & 2014 - Jazz at Lincoln Center - Associate Lighting Design for Gray Matter Visual
Disney's D23 Expo 2013, 2015 & 2017 - Anaheim Convention Center - Associate Lighting Designer to Emanuel Treeson