Production Designer

Lightning. Park Royal, London.

Posted 7 June 2018

Lightning is a young and rapidly expanding event production company specialising in providing bespoke design and production to a mixture of private and corporate clients in London, around the UK and abroad.

Lightning is looking for a Production Designer to head up the design team and build on our growing reputation for creativity and originality. The role also requires a strong sales and client facing background.

Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 dependent on experience


Office based pre-production for live events including:

  • Liaison with clients
  • Interpretation of briefs and communicating the brief to the team
  • Creating budgets, creative documents and quotations
  • Liaising with sub-contractors
  • Sourcing and purchasing equipment, props, materials etc as required
  • Preparing health and safety documents


On site production including:

  • Liaising with clients and venues
  • Managing crew
  • Troubleshooting


Post production including:

  • Following up all paperwork, signing off invoices
  • Reconciling budgets
  • Debriefing the relevant team


Event sales:

  • Account management
  • Proactively seeking new opportunities
  • Taking enquiries and creating proposals


Essential skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role within the events industry
  • Good technical production knowledge for live events including knowledge of:
    • Set building
    • Lighting and rigging
    • Audio
  • Confident on CAD software
  • Strong creative ability
  • High level of attention to detail for both office and sitework
  • Approachable, flexible and calm and decisive under pressue
  • Ability to work with little guidance
  • Costing, quoting and pitching experience
  • Preparing creative documents and quotations
  • Full UK driving license
  • Availability to work late nights and weekends sometimes at short nice.


Knowledge, skills and experience (desirable):

  • Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign etc