Event Design

Event design requires a unique blend of creative vision, problem solving skills, and technical ability. This design genre covers events as large as the Olympics and as small as themed parties, and everything in-between: live shows, festivals, parades, corporate events, and weddings. Like most areas of entertainment design, event design relies on a visionary concept, talented design execution (from lighting and 3D projections to fireworks and set design), and precise coordination of performers and special effects.


Entertainment Design in Your Own Front Yard

Posted on December 22, 2015

Few jobs seem more fun than Disney Imagineer or dark ride designer. Yet an actual career in entertainment design sounds more like a fantasy than a real opportunity to most ...

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Wings of Time: Asia Leads the Way in Live Show Design

Posted on March 23, 2015

Some of the most innovative live show design today is happening in Asia. One show in particular is being recognized this year as an outstanding example of the latest in ...

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What Makes Cirque Best in Show?

Posted on January 26, 2015

There is no name in live show design that inspires the same level of excitement and awe as Cirque du Soleil. The Quebec-based company, which was founded in 1984, describes ...

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The Best New Year’s Eve Celebrations from Around the Globe

Posted on December 31, 2014

Ringing in the New Year is a big affair. People strive to find activities and events that are festive and memorable, with just the right notes to help welcome the ...

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Holiday Installations and Public Space

Posted on December 24, 2014

Every year, cities and towns around the world ring in the winter holiday season with various types of celebrations. Whether it’s a live show at Disney celebrating the spirit of ...

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Los Angeles Poverty Department: Telling Skid Row’s Story Through Art

Posted on August 21, 2014

Shopping carts and makeshift residences created from cardboard boxes and salvaged materials line the sidewalks of Los Angeles' Central City East neighborhood. The area, which is better known as Skid ...

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L’International des Feux Loto-Québec: A Tribute to Pink Floyd

Posted on August 7, 2014

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the L’International des Feux Loto-Québec, an international fireworks competition held in Montreal each summer. The multi-day festival is a major draw for both ...

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“Fair Warning”: Pushing the Limits of Fair Design at the Calgary Stampede

Posted on July 1, 2014

Here at Entertainment Designer, we talk a lot about how theme parks and museums get designed, but we almost never mention fairs. There’s a reason for that. The words “fair” ...

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Photos of Sentosa’s “Wings of Time” Night Spectacular

Posted on June 26, 2014

Here is an update of what Wings of Time, the new permanent nighttime attraction on Sentosa Island (designed by ECA2) actually looks like:   image source: ECA2.com

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Magical Wings of Time Comes to Sentosa Island, Singapore After Run of Songs of the Sea Ends

Posted on June 9, 2014

Award winning multimedia show and event designer ECA2 was hired by Sentosa Development Corporation to best themselves and they've gone and done it. Songs of the Sea has enjoyed a ...

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