• 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    This mixed-use space in Pasadena, CA was a revitalization of an outdated enclosed mall to include retail, office and living space.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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