Our Designers

Studio T+L's designers bring a diverse range of experience and expertise to our projects. We are stage designers, architectural lighting designers, television lighting designers, teachers and authors. Our expertise includes topics such as lighting control systems, color science and perception, and theatrical staging.

Jason Livingston IALD, IES, LC

As Principal, Jason establishes the direction for the overall planning and design of Studio T+L’s projects and remains intimately involved throughout the design and construction process. His expertise is in two fields: Lighting Design and Theatre Planning. As a theatre consultant, Jason has designed and managed projects from 99-seat black box theatres to 4,000-seat municipal theatres and everything in between. As an architectural lighting designer, his portfolio includes high-end retail to university libraries, and commercial offices to performing arts centers. His work has garnered awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society and project profiles in Lighting Design + Application. Lighting Sound America, Design Bureau, and Architectural SSL.

Jason is the author of Designing With Light: The Art, Science, and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design (Wiley, 2014). He is Co-Chair of the IES Color Committee and is a co-author of Lighting Science 5 - Color (IES, 2020) and Design Guide 1 - Color and Illumination (IES, 2017). In addition, Jason has been teaching architectural and theatrical lighting design in New York City since 1993. He is currently on the faculty of New York School of Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute.

Jason holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from University of Miami and an MFA in Lighting Design from New York University. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, Illuminating Engineering Society, International Association of Lighting Designers, United States Institute for Theatre Technology and is a LEED Green Associate.

Ed McCarthy
Senior Associate

Ed has been with Studio T+L since its founding in 2006. He is primarily responsible for our project’s stage lighting systems, lighting positions, and equipment. Ed also contributes his expertise in theatre planning, theatre operations, and television and video lighting.

Outside of Studio T+L, Ed’s ongoing work includes Associate Lighting Designer 10 Broadway productions, including all companies of Mama Mia! in the Americas. He adapted the lighting for Corem Boy, the British import from the National Theatre in London, for Broadway. Ed has been the Lighting Director for numerous telecasts of the Grammy Awards, Latin Grammys, Tony Awards (four Emmy nominations), Daytime Emmy Awards, and Kennedy Center Honors. He has been a Lighting Director for Live From Lincoln Center for twenty years.

Ed also teaches television lighting in the Department of Design for Stage and Film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Ed holds a BS in Business and an MFA in Lighting Design from New York University. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 1.