• Pilgrim

    Directed by Nick DeGruccio at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, in Hollywood, CA. Scenic Design by Tom Buderwitz, Sound Design by Drew Dalzell, Costumes by Sharell Martin. Lighting Design by Steven Young.

  • Cody Wood and the Orbits

    Cody, shown here behind the keys, performs at Los Angeles' famed Roxy Nightclub. Lighting Design by Steven Young

  • Jekyll and Hyde

    Produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre in Thousand Oaks, CA. Directed by Nick DeGruccio, this production won the Los Angeles Ovation Award for Best Musical in a Larger Theatre for 2008. Lighting Design by Steven Young

  • Paseo Colorado

    This mixed-use space in Pasadena, CA was a revitalization of an outdated enclosed mall to include retail, office and living space. Designed for Gallegos Lighting Design, under the direction of Patrick Gallegos.

  • Totally 80s

    The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles 80s tribute concert held at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA. Lighting Design by Steven Young

  • Man of La Mancha

    Musical Theatre West presented Davis Gaines as Don Quixote. Directed by Nick DeGruccio, Scenic Design by Kevin Clowes. Lighting Design by Steven Young.

About Steven

Thank you for visiting the design platform for Steven Young, Theatrical and Architectural Lighting Designer. Steven is Director of Design for Visual Terrain, Inc. - one of the world's foremost lighting design firms specializing in domestic and international destinations. For more information about Steven, including his credits and design philosophy, please click the button to the right.

Steven Young, Award-Winning Light­ing Designer

Cre­at­ing form, style, and emo­tion to sup­port and enhance the work of tal­ented actors and other design­ers. A pas­sion that breathes life into thoughts and ideas; a craft of lim­it­less pos­si­bil­i­ties and challenges.


1Well known for his light­ing designs for the­atre and live enter­tain­ment, Steven has cre­ated designs across South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, and worked with some of the finest the­atri­cal artists, con­tin­u­ing to push bound­aries and build rela­tion­ships. Steven holds sev­eral awards for his the­atri­cal work, includ­ing the Angstrom Life­time Achieve­ment Award.


2Steven has cre­ated numer­ous designs for Archi­tec­tural Projects, includ­ing designs for Visual Ter­rain, Inc., Gal­le­gos Light­ing Design, and The Ruzika Com­pany, among oth­ers. Projects range from local restau­rants, hotels, retail spaces and res­i­dences to theme parks and casi­nos around the coun­try and the world.


3With a spe­cial skill at coax­ing exquis­ite designs from venues and per­son­nel at small and large venues through­out South­ern Cal­i­for­nia in short time peri­ods, Steven exudes effi­ciency and cre­ativ­ity. His deep-felt human­ity is most impor­tant in cre­at­ing a visual expe­ri­ence for an audi­ence expe­ri­enc­ing a new artist, group or ben­e­fit with as much care and con­sid­ered thought as possible.


4Steven approaches each design with the care and dig­nity accorded to each project – begin­ning by meet­ing a direc­tor or cre­ator, and then devel­op­ing con­cepts that rein­force and expand on project goals and expec­ta­tions. Sketches and draft­ings that expound on design ideas are cre­ated to allow design con­cepts to be prac­ti­cally achieved.

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