Jon obtained a BA in Theater from St. Mary's University in Winona Minnnesota, and an MFA in Lighting Design and Technical Direction from The Tulane University of New Orleans, Louisiana.
His diverse background includes experience with La Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre in New Orleans, the Comedie Francaise and Theatre du Vieux Colombier in Paris, France, as well as Foy Inventerprises (Flying by Foy), ShowTech Inc., and Fisher Technical Services in Las Vegas. Jon's 5 years as asst. designer, programmer, and operator for Cirque du Soleil's "O" adds a unique edge to his approach to lighting design.
Jon joined Paul Steelman Design in 1999, overseeing theater lighting, rigging, and seating layout, conceptual and schematic design for visual features, plus interior and exterior lighting. He has completed numerous domestic lighting projects for MGM, Harrah's, Silverton, Hard Rock and Stations Casinos and overseas work in Slovenia, Finland and China (for the award-winning Venetian Sands, Macau).
Jon has been President of shop12 design since its inception in 2007. He is currently working on the Fontainebleau Hotel and Casino, Silverton Steakhouse, and Mandalay Bay Center Bar in Las Vegas, Ho Tram Resort in Vietnam, City of Dreams and Studio City in Macau, and many more.
Jon is Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), a professional member of Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNA), and is currently studying feverishly for his LEED « AP certification.
George Huang started in the world of Lighting Design at The Pennsylvania State University where he received a five-year professional degree in Architectural Engineering - Lighting/Electrical Emphasis and graduated at the top of his class. At Penn State, he complemented his strong Architectural Lighting background with studies in Theatrical Lighting Design.
In the earlier years of his career, George worked extensively on Universal Studio's Islands of Adventure: Jurassic Park, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and Hallmark's Kaleidoscope Traveling Exhibit as Associate Lighting Designer at PLD, now known as Visual Terrain.
For four years, George was the Lead Lighting Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) where he honed his skills and provided extensive lighting design development for Disney's California Adventure theme park in Anaheim, CA and Walt Disney Studios theme park in Paris, France.
After leaving Disney, George was the Senior Lighting Designer at Gallegos Lighting Design's Los Angeles office for five years, where he worked on award winning projects such as LEGOLAND theme parks, Argosy Casino in Kansas City, and Cerritos Millennium Library. His list of projects also included Blum & Poe Art Gallery, Palmdale Aquatic Park, Palmdale Marie Kerr Park, Mobile Landing Maritime Center, Camarillo Library, and Argosy Casino Lawrenceburg.
George joined Steelman Partners as Senior Lighting Designer in November of 2005 and has been with shop12 since its creation. He has completed various projects world wide including The Casino at the Empire, Leicester Square in London, Venetian Cotai Lot 2 Four Seasons in Macau, Michael Mina's StripSteak at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Silverton Hotel and Casino's Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Las Vegas, and The Nevada State Museum. Currently, George is actively working on Fontainebleau Las Vegas, Studio City Macau, Thunder Valley Casino Expansion, City of Dreams Macau, and many more around the world.
George is Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), a professional member of Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNA), an Associate Member of International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and serves on the Board of Managers of the local Illuminating Engineering Society in Las Vegas.
Kelli received her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Dramatic Design and Performance from Boise State University, and a Masters of Fines Arts Degree in Lighting Design from San Diego State University. She received two Meritorious Achievement Awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for her work in lighting design.
Kelli has worked professionally for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Dance Theatre, San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre, San Diego Dance Theatre and the Old Globe Theatre. Some of her theatrical credits include: Into the Woods (Don Powell Theatre), Translations (The Special Events Center), Kiss Me Kate (Morrison Center for the Performing Arts), and BFE (Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre). Her past work experience includes work at Visual Terrain, a lighting design firm in Los Angeles, California. While there, she worked on projects such as Hard Rock Café Tampa and Hugo Boss Retail
Kelli joined the shop12 team in November of 2010, and has been contributing to many different projects located in Athens, Macau and Vietnam. She is an Associate Member of the Illuminating Society of North America (IESNA) and currently serves the position of secretary in the local chapter of IES Las Vegas. She is also a member of United States Institute of Technical Theatre (USITT).
Jeff received his Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Dramatic Arts from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Lighting Design from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Jeff's theatrical work has taken him all over the country including The Denver Center Theatre Company, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Virginia Stage Company, Clarence Brown Theatre, Arden Theatre, Norton Center for the Arts, and The Great River Shakespeare Festival.
Jeff joined the shop12 team in May of '07, and began contributing immediately to projects in Las Vegas, as well as Atlantic City and Biloxi, Mississippi. In addition to assisting with the development of project designs and modeling lighting calculations, Jeff handles the programming of the bulk of the DMX controlled fixtures. Jeff was the programmer for all of the exterior lighting for the Hard Rock in Biloxi, including the writing of an hour-long loop comprised of over 2000 individual cues and effects.
Jeff is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).