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Principal designer and founder Christien Methot brings years of experience pulling from his vast knowledge of theater and architecture. 
OUR HISTORY

Our aim is to make our clients, and their spectators and guests feel the light.

We start each project by creating aesthetically captivating and on-budget designs.

Once in place, we use our networks to source and manage the equipment and labor to bring each design to fruition.

We take a Human Centric Lighting approach to improve the health and happiness of people at work and at home, a method that alters brightness and color temperature depending on the time of day, mirroring the light a healthy human circadian rhythm depends on. To read our research on Human Centric Lighting, click here.

Our team consists of devoted lighting design and logistics professionals with over a century of collective experience.

OUR TEAM
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Christien Methot

Founder / Principal Designer

I am a lighting designer specializing in architecture and entertainment. Since 1996, my firm Design One Lighting has partnered with a wide array of clients such as RXR, MdeAS Architects, the US Open, Oscar de la Renta, Duggal Visual Solutions, Sage Realty Group, and so many more. Most recently, we lit the new facade of the Gershwin Theater, the NAPA Auto Expo in Las Vegas, and art galleries at Columbia University Teachers College. I enjoy collaborating with artistic and technical teams to make memorable installations. Lighting is magic and is my muse.

Affiliations

Member, USA829

Member, IALD

Member, IESNA

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Weston Wetzel

Senior Lighting Designer

With 12+ years of experience in architectural and entertainment lighting, I thrive and specialize in high-concept design to enhance any space, structure, or stage through my creative lens of illumination. After earning my Master’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati and Bachelor’s Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, I have worked most of my career in NYC alongside and in collaboration with the union labor workforce of various trades in entertainment and construction, having expertise in production, fire safety, energy code compliance, and guidance in achieving LEED certification. I am inspired by art, technology, and passionate people and aspire to bring life to spaces and structures to reflect that passion through the art of illumination.

Affiliations

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Renee Miller

Project Coordinator

I joined Design One Lighting in April of 2022. I was brought on as Project Coordinator to help facilitate the lighting fixture supply branch of the company. I work directly with our customers and thoroughly outline their fixture and accessory orders, serving the interest of achieving their design. I also coordinate the fixture requirements and specifications for our own design and supply projects. After completing my BFA in Theatrical Design & Production at Drake University, I went on to complete my MFA in Lighting Design at the University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music (CCM).

Member, DLFNY

Member, IES

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Nick McGlynn

Production Manager

I am Design One Lighting’s Production Manager, and have extensive experience in the live events industry. My duties include logistics coordination, and hiring our crew. I oversee the coordination of resources, materials, and personnel needed to ensure the timely and seamless delivery of exceptional lighting services. I am also responsible for ensuring our warehouse is stocked and organized, as well as recruiting and selecting the right candidates for the job, to ensure our projects are staffed with qualified professionals. I take pride in delivering our commitment to detail-oriented planning and seamless execution.

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Tom Simpson

Assistant Designer / Publicity Manager

I've been a member of the Design One Lighting team since 2020 as an assistant lighting designer, project coordinator, draftsperson, and publicity manager on entertainment and architectural, and art projects across the US and in Paris.
I love the process of growing designs from ideas to plans to execution, and being a part of groundbreaking projects with state-of-the-art technology. Originally from Brooklyn, I studied Lighting Design & Production at Emerson College.

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Sam Llewellyn

Project Manager

I began my lighting career in middle school running followspot for the variety show and various musicals, as I progressed I earned my BFA from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Lighting Design and Technology. After graduating, I cut my teeth in the NYC events world where I met Christien Methot and joined the Design One Lighting team. 10 years later my primary focus is as a Production Electrician for many of our live events and assisting with system design and integration projects. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife Nicole and our dog Hal, traveling to upstate New York and Vermont.

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Maria Siscar

Assistant Lighting Designer

I've been a part of Design One Lighting since 2022 as an Assistant Lighting Designer. My responsibilities include working on lighting design projects for commercial, residential, and public spaces. I love using the latest lighting technologies and techniques to create innovative solutions that meet the unique needs of each project. I'm also passionate about creating beautifully illuminated spaces that bring people together and enhance their experiences. Hailing from Brazil, I have over 10 years of experience in the development of numerous high-profile lighting projects.

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