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Darren Marsan

Baywood Park, California, United States

Designer (Lighting Design)

Member since January 30, 2009

Objective Team Leader Lighting Design/Project Manager

01-Now Bright Ideas Design Group, Baywood Park, CA Lighting Designer for residential and commercial applications.

                 Principal of lighting design business started in 2001.   
                 Providing visual design, within clients desires and budget, in 
                 a collaborative environment. Working with architects, 
                 landscape architects, interior designers, developers, 
                 contractors and clients to create award winning designs (AIA, 
                 THEA, Sunset Magazine, etc….) Creating lighting designs 
                 and drawings, estimating project costs,  managing project 
                 installation, designing fixture and control system plans for 
                 interior and exterior applications. For; planned communities, 
                 retail, restaurants, wineries, spa/fitness facilities, corporate 
                 offices, commercial projects, residences, entertainment, 
                 places of worship and many more…  
             President of IES Mission section, AIA Board member 
                 LEED,  Auto CAD, AGi32, MS Office (Excel-Outlook-
                 PowerPoint-Word), Photoshop…

01-1992 Walt Disney Imagineering, Glendale, CA. Tokyo, Japan Principal Show Manager/Project Manager

                Oversaw the development, design, construction and 
                installation of themed environments and events. Budgets 
                ranged from $10k to +$3 million.  Worked with a team of 
                designers, sponsors, vendors and fabricators.  Developed 
                ideas and concepts through modeling and mock-ups for 
                finalization of design. Determined scope of work and budget –  
                managed artisans and fabricators - integrated scenery, 
                lighting, sound, and special effects - managed quality control, 
                budgeting, personnel and scheduling.

92-86 Lighting Design/Stage Supervisor FM Productions, S.F. L.A.

        Designed and supervised construction of staging, sets and 
                lighting packages for trade shows, special events, and major 
                music tours.  Packaged lighting and sets for “Touring“, Toured 
                and supervised crews of up to 250 domestically/internationally  
                For: Apple, Pepsi, IBM, Buick, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, 
                Paula Abdul, Stevie Wonder, MTV Music Awards, Lollapalooza, 
                INXS, George Michael, Clinton/Streisand fund raiser...

88-1985 Marin Theater Company, Mill Valley, CA
Lighting Designer/Staff Technical Director

        During my tenure this 99 seat Community Theatre transformed 
                into a Performing Arts Center with a 300 seat main theatre and 
               100 seat “Black Box” space. Organized and supervised staff 
                first 3 years. Lighting designer for 23 productions.

88-1985 Dominican College, San Rafael, CA. Professor (Theatre Craft, Theatre Production and Set Const.)

        Course instructor for 4 classes, produced 4 productions in a 
                900 seat house each year.

Education San Francisco State University, CA. Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors; majored in Technical Theatre (lighting emphasis) minored in Television and Film, June 1984.

Interests Family, Travel, Music, Kayaking, Reading (current, “River of
Doubt”), Theatre, Bicycle riding, Public speaking, Making things (wood/metal), Sports……

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Create inspiring relationships, perspiring creative production and a better world.

Contact Darren Marsan
Bright Ideas Design Group

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design