From humble beginnings to an international powerhouse.

Mandylights began in 2006 at a small bar in Sydney, Australia, when a group of lighting designers dreamed of a company that could share resources, brain power and contacts to create the region’s first dedicated lighting and production design house. Almost eleven years later, Mandylights has grown to include dozens of designers, production technicians and consulting contractors who have helped us deliver hundreds of projects in over fifty countries around the world.

With offices in Australia and the United Kingdom, Mandylights is a world-class lighting, visual and production design company that creates outstanding works for entertainment, corporate, architectural and broadcast markets around the world. In recent years, we’ve lit the world’s tallest buildings, produced stage designs for some of the planet’s leading touring artists and amazed usually stone-faced corporations with production designs for all kinds of galas, meetings and special events.

With a unique ability to work around the world as a single team, Mandylights is built on the foundation of like-minded designers who collaborate on every project, with the capacity to not only deliver an initial design, but then visualise, program, tour and even provide complete production services for global touring or local execution at any scale.

As the largest company of its kind in the southern hemisphere, and one of only a handful globally, Mandylights is an internationally recognised, class leading design firm that’s always looking for the next big challenge.

Take a quick look at some of our career highlights…

Our Team

Our team spans two countries and years of experience in every facet of the entertainment industry. Click to learn more about our key players.

Richard Neville

Designer

Richard is an award-winning lighting, production and visual designer with touring, special event, broadcast and theatrical credits from around the world. He has a strong technical background in lighting design, programming, drawing and visualisation which lends itself easily to spectacular, high-tech yet realistic and achievable production designs for any application. This, coupled with a strong musical history and passion for creative lighting and visual design that began in high school, makes Richard the passionate and creative designer he is today.

    Tom Edwards

    Designer

    Tom’s passion for lighting began at a very young age. This combined with a strong love for music has been the foundation that has driven him to be a competent & passionate designer. His experience spans from a wide array of different applications that has seen him grow over the past 10 years.He originally started off working within TV for the BBC in London before he moved towards theatre and spent time both sides of the console touring with ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ in 2009. With experience in corporate product launches and conferences, dealing with bespoke interactive lighting systems throughout the UK & Europe. Tom has a considerable amount of knowledge when handling client expectations and delivering a range of diverse designs.

      Liam Tully

      Designer

      Liam is a successful designer and programmer with a significant amount of international concert touring experience. His on going work with James bay got him shortlisted for a Knight of illumination award in 2015.With an array of varying artists under his belt, Liam has designed a number of different shows and has a clear understanding of how to adhere to different artistic requirements.Liam’s always been passionate about lighting and production design. With a very strong technical background in consoles, media servers & CAD, Liam strives in creating realistic visualisations, interactive renders and drawings for all his projects.

        Kate Chalker

        General Manager

        Kate joined Mandylights in 2016, bringing over a decade of financial and production based experience to the team. Kate has worked nationally and internationally for some of the biggest music festivals and visual arts organisations as a member of the senior management team, and has a proven track record in implementing robust financial and strategic planning systems, operational and governance policies and procedures, and sound WHS and HR processes within commercial and NFP environments. She’s also dabbled in IT project management. Kate is a member of both the Governance Institute of Australia (CSA) and CPA Australia.

          Clint Dulieu

          Technical Designer

          Clint brings over fifteen years of experience in lighting and show design, with a specialised knowledge of complex show control systems spanning lighting, audio, video and rigging. Clint has played a role in Mandylights since the company's formation over a decade ago before joining us full time. Clint is well known for his programming and technical design skills around Australia and internationally, where he brings a considerable amount of long term installation and operational knowledge to the business.

            Adrienn Lord

            Production Designer

            Adrienn has a combined total of 15 years training and experience in the entertainment industry. His passion for bring people together through shared communal experience has focused into a high level of creative and technical skill as a production designer for live events and theatre. He was the lead design assistant on the Helpman Award winning Love Never Dies and has experience with some of Australia’s biggest arts companies including Opera Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, Gordon Frost Associates and Vivid. Internationally he was the associate designer for the opening festival of the National Gallery Singapore, Share the Hope. A graduate of NIDA’s Design course, including a collaborative feature film with AFTRS, and of the Design Centre Enmore’s Events and Entertainment course, he finish with the highest mark state wide and awarded runner up for outstanding achievement across all TAFE NSW courses. Adrienn is a Mandylights production designer with a focus on the sculptural and immersive qualities of our works. He multi-platform approach to design enables him to engage of a wide range of creative opportunities and challenges.

              Nick Sheen

              Production Technician

              Originally developing his skills and background of electrical and electronic engineering with an international engineering company in the United Kingdom, Nick came to Mandylights and has worked on a wide variety of large scale events and touring, using his knowledge to construct and develop custom lighting and control elements at the heart of all of our installations.

                Claire Melton

                Production Coordinator

                Claire is an experienced administration and production professional with an enviable history in the hospitality, tourism and events industries. Skilled in sales, customer service, event management and market research, Claire holds a double degree in Tourism Management/International Studies, and Graduate Certificate in Art Administration.

                  Victor Mrowka

                  Project Manager / Designer

                  An experienced project manager and lighting operator, Victor joined the Mandylights team after graduating from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Laws Majoring in Media and Technology. Victor has worked in the event lighting industry since the age of 17, and in that time has serviced a wide range of clients across touring, artist, nightlife, theatrical, wedding and corporate environments. He is fluent in both English and Polish, and prides himself on his almost-OCD-level͛ attention to detail, technical knowledge, and reliability; not to mention the peace of mind he affords his clients!

                    Corey O'Malley

                    Production Manager

                    Corey's bio is coming soon!Corey has twenty years of extremely varied site and production experience, across an almost-bewildering range of music festivals and major public events. This ensures that Corey can identify, understand and effectively manage the moving parts that are required to ensure the successful delivery of a complex production.</p> <p>Corey has a very positive and inclusive approach, characterised by the core beliefs that 'Everyone and everything is important' and 'It's supposed to be fun'! There really are no such things as 'problems', only creative and collaborative solutions waiting to be found.</p> <p>Among Corey's secret talents are that he is a palaeoanthropologist with a background in cross-cultural mediation, he is a lawyer and he speaks Spanish and Indonesian.

                      Alex Carey

                      Warehouse Supervisor

                      Alex's bio is coming soon!