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Tribeza Fashion Show Production 2014

Tribeza Fashion Show Production 2014

Our team was inspired by the magical fashion show sets during New York Fashion Week and it wasn’t much longer that we were able to collaborate with the incredible High Beam Events, prominent media source TRIBEZA, and highly talented Matt Fajkus Architecture to create a fashion show production that would swoon attendees. Presented by Lexus of Austin, we wanted this event to depict our city – edgy, vibrant, and trend-setting.

Tribeza Style Week n.11 – Fashion Show and Backstage from Neena Nguyen on Vimeo.

We were to turn the Fair Market into a modern industrial space that consisted of earthy tones, rustic textures, and nothing but great vibes. Everybody knows that lighting is a HUGE factor in any fashion show production and we knew that our iDesign LED products would do it justice and create the perfect ambience for the space. It was a live show with multiple on cue live demands. Our crew used a specific lighting software program to fade in and fade out lights within the perfect timing during the transition of collections. The metallic looks on the runway complimented the amber lighting downlit onto MFarchitecture’s innovative backdrop. We concluded the evening by interchanging the room to blue during the final performance of the Nightowls. Benefitting Dress for Success Austin, it was the perfect night of fashion, philanthropy, and transformed spaces.

Photo by Neena Nguyen.

Photo by Neena Nguyen.

Photo by Neena Nguyen.

Photo by Neena Nguyen.

[Austin Fashion Report] © Natalie Merola-Garcia

[Austin Fashion Report] © Natalie Merola-Garcia

Wedding Lighting & More!

Wedding Lighting & More!

Whether it be the perfect hue of gold to match your amazing new pair of Jimmy Choo’s or a subtle hint of pink to establish a celebration of love, the lighting choice for any wedding can be the silk ribbon that ties it all together. Create a regal feel with our green uplighting or a night of fun with our purple room wash. Intelligent Lighting Design’s unique service allows brides to customize their illuminated design with their choice of over 149 million color options and breathtaking chandeliers. Our room washing/uplighting color technology can easily transport your guests to whatever world you desire. The versatile chandeliers can be hung anywhere from over a tree, to inside of a tent, and one of our more recent favorite- inside of a barn! Our wide variety of lighting choices are sure to transform any venue you have in mind!

With the increase of technology, our  equipment is up to date with wireless, iPad controlled lighting, that can change any room to your liking at any given moment. Want more? For those DIY event planners/brides, check to rent this wireless equipment that can easily be turned on and off with a switch button. Your color choices come pre-set and voila! The perfect wedding lighting.

From weddings, to galas, to music festivals, to birthday parties, and more – we’ll be sure to leave your guests inspired.


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Chandelier Rentals

Chandelier Rentals

If you’re looking to add an extra touch of class or glamour to your wedding, why not look into one of ILD’s many chandelier rental options? With five unique collections, you are sure to find a style that best compliments your special day. Our 18 chandelier choices are available in a variety of sizes in order to best accommodate your chosen wedding venue. Sizes range anywhere from 2.5 ft high, as in the case of the petite Kristen chandelier, to 4ft high-such as the striking Spiral chandelier. Many brides have chosen creative ways to include these pieces in their wedding. The most popular hanging choices include over tree branches, above dance floors, and they even just made a debut in Austin’s newest venue that replicates a barn, the Brodie Homestead. The flexibility of our pieces makes it easy for you to transform almost any space you desire. Hooked yet? Simply visit, then:

– Select the chandelier/s of your choice

- Choose a start & end date

- Click Rent to add the items to your cart

- Following, choose if you would like to pick up the items or have them shipped to you

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Intelligent Lighting Design lands ISES award nomination

Intelligent Lighting Design lands ISES award nomination

Showcasing some of the most exceptional and recent advancements in event coordinating and design, the ISES (International Special Events Society) Espirit Awards will be hosting it’s 19th annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, August 20 at The Westin Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Entries for nomination allow for professionals working on an individual and/or team level to compete for recognition in one of 36 categories that range from “Best Catered Event” to “Best Event Volunteer Collaboration” with a variety of creative brackets comprising the 34 others.

This year marks a special one for Intelligent Lighting Design, as we have been nominated for a Espirit Award- “Best ISES Team Effort under $75,000”- for our creative illuminations at Julia’s Candy Bar Bar Mitzvah Reception. We share our nomination with Sugar Fashionista, a boutique style catering company in Austin, TX, and The Modern Jewish Mitzvah, a event planning firm and blogspot dedicated to highlighting modern Jewish ceremonial engagements.

As an organization that strives to be professional, creative, and the first of it’s kind, Intelligent Lighting Design is both excited and honored to have been nominated for this award of excellence!

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Bar Mitzvah


Photos by Ginny B Photography



Red Frog Events Shines Light on St. Judes

Red Frog Events Shines Light on St. Judes

We’re approaching that time of the year when we’ve begun planning with non-profits preparing to illuminate their Fall benefit events. The Fall, considered to be the time of giving, has us reflecting and highlighting on those who make a difference in our community and other places across the nation.

Red Frog Events, based out of Chicago, has inspired us with their partnership with St. Jude’s Research Hospital to raise funds in each of their events that they manage. They have a work mantra in creating experiences, driving change, and being whole-hearted.

RFE is known for their prominent entertainment events such as the Firefly Music Festival where attendees have the opportunity to donate to the cause. In addition, they host the nationwide Warrior Dash where runners fundraise and have all access to a VIP St. Jude’s tent.

In 2013, the events company committed to fundraising $25 million toward the opening of the “St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center” on the hospital’s campus in Memphis. Proton therapy is the most intricate form of radiation technology available to patients because it allows doctors to precisely target cancerous cells with high doses of radiation while sparing nearby healthy cells and vital organs located beyond the tumor. Proton therapy offers a great benefit for children with brain tumors and other cancers treated with radiation therapy, as it decreases harm to the child’s developing body and lessens the risk of secondary tumors later in life. It costs $1.9 million to run St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital a day and Red Frog Events is dedicated to illuminating life any way that they can.

To date, Red Frog has raised just under $10 million toward the center. We are inspired by their dedication to intertwine work with philanthropy. In what ways is your company making a difference? Send your responses to We’d love to know!

Red Frog Events

Giving back with Hospitality

Giving back with Hospitality

With our mission to illuminate events and lives, we thought it was of extreme importance to highlight other event industry/hospitality professionals who are making a difference in their communities. We came across Hotels for Hope at a NEAWP (Nuptial Essentials Association of Wedding Professionals) meeting, although having already heard of their organization before throughout their notable marketing and promotion.

Hotels for Hope, based in Austin, Texas, has a global partnership program with various hotels that have agreed to give back $2 per every booked night back to the organization of their choice that is partnered with Hotels for Hope.

Founder Neil Goldman, found his calling after a series of non-profit events that led him to want to do something socially responsible. With hotel partnerships throughout the entire world, different events such as festivals and weddings can inquire with Hotels for Hope to find their guests the lowest rates available.


With their custom-branded book portals, Hotels for Hope offers partners an opportunity to extend their brand via white label branding from the start to the finish, while simultaneously engaging in the fundraising necessary for social change projects.

Sine their start in 2010, partnerships with H4H have helped raise over $290,000 for philanthropic organizations such as Clean the World, Special Olympics, and the Boys & Girls Clubs. If there is any lodging necessary for any upcoming event, contact H4H for more information.

“The more nights we book, the more social help we can do.” – Neil Goldman 

Vendor Spotlight: Allan House

Vendor Spotlight: Allan House

For over a century, the Allan House has been a destination to a vast amount of guests, brides and even school girls. Built in 1883, the same year the University of Texas at Austin was built (Hook’em!), Scottish immigrant John T. Allan had bigger dreams for his estate. Known as the Father of Industrial Education in Texas, he left his home to the State of Texas for the intended use of education at the time of his passing. Shortly after, the Allan House was used as a girl’s boarding school in efforts of expanding the opportunities for young women who strived for a better future. Eventually, the home was sold to the Thrasher Family, owning the Allan House for 94 years until selling the Allan House estate to Daniel Ross in 1999.  Ross has since renovated the home, making the Allan House the ideal wedding venue for hundreds of events.

Intelligent Lighting Design spoke Juliana Ross, Allan House Events & Sales Manager, and asked her about the great trends, wedding seasons and insights of the Allan House venue.

“My favorite wedding season tends to be whatever the season is at the current time,” said Ross. “[Right] now I’m all about Spring. Everything is green and bloomy, [and] the days are long and beautiful.”

The Allan House has a unique, historical feel that so many brides fall in love with. The idea of a beautiful, big white house in the courtyard, surrounded by century old oak trees, is a breathtaking sight in itself.

“My personal favorite spot is one that tends to be popular with the brides, the wrap around verandas,” said Ross. “The upper porches are popular for photos, and are a great private and romantic getaway spot for the bride and groom.”

When it comes to the lighting the event held this wondrous estate, our team only feels we should deliver the best possible service in illuminating the intricate details.

“[Lighting] depends on the style of the event, but I love festoon lighting and crystal chandeliers hanging from trees in the courtyard. [But] my lighting dream for the Allan House is to have a pattern projection light against the front façade of the house.”

Our ILD team feels more than proud to be able to work with such an impeccable staff and incredible venue. Through every special occasion, we dedicate ourselves to the utmost service to our vendors and will continue to showcase the Allan House in the best light possible.

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Lighting the way with ILD

Lighting the way with ILD

Hey ya’ll!

My name is Hannah Goetz and I’m the PR/Marketing intern for Intelligent Lighting Design for the spring 2014 semester.  I am a Public Relations major with a certificate in Business Foundations at The University of Texas at Austin and I’m so stoked to graduate in May 2014 with ILD experience under my belt! I enjoy social media management, marketing, event planning and organizing. My joys in life are my friends & family, helping others, my dog Louie and now LED lighting design of course!

I have learned and grown immensely from my spring internship here at ILD. I had the opportunity to interact with non-profit accounts such as the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas, maintaining our #illuminatelife campaign. I helped manage social media accounts, wrote a press release for ILD’s Rent My Event website launch, and attended a vendor mash-up event at the new Palm Door on Sixth, meanwhile interacting with our audience on social media.

Hannah: Far Left


Hannah: Second to the right (Photo by Taylor Lord Photography)


My favorite part of my internship was being involved in SXSW. ILD was busy this time of year and it was exciting to work with such prominent clients and witness the business side of event production. I organized and promoted the events we participated in, which included Snoop Dogg’s design pop-up at Airbnb Park with Emily Henderson of HGTV, Jay Z’s record label Roc Nation/Raptor House, Beats by Dre, and more.

Throughout my time at ILD, I have interacted with various vendors and companies, learning the ins-and-outs of event production and lighting design throughout the nation. I also gained knowledge in social media and web analytics that I’m certain will come in handy in my future endeavors.

I highly recommend interning with this team! Interns will gain pertinent experience in social media management, analytics and promotion. Relationships with vendors, corporate accounts and non-profits are built that will last a lifetime.

I have been blessed to work with such a wonderful team at ILD; it is definitely a family and supportive environment where you will learn and grow. I have met amazing people here and have loved working with them. And most of all, I have had so much fun!

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To all future interns: ILD will assist you on your journey to your bright future.

Shine on,


SXSW 2014 Recap

SXSW 2014 Recap

We now have SXSW 2014 under our belt and we have to admit that it has been our most creative, busiest and enjoyable one yet. Our clients were amazing to work with and entrusted our lighting designers to go above and beyond their initial vision.

Below are our projects and the ending results:

The Beats Music party, a division of Beats by Dr. Dre, was held at a private residence to create an intimate and exclusive feel for those invited. It was our duty to completely transform the space all the while obtaining the Beats brand. The clean look and vibration of colors left us more than content.

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The AirBNB park turned out to be exactly what we expected and more. We collaborated with HGTV’s Design Star, Emily Henderson, who is also Target’s exclusive home designer. The park was covered with festoon strands perfect for their lawn movie night. Alongside the drinks, snowcones and music, Emily and Kithaus, partnered up with Snoop Dogg, Capital Cities and Allen Stone for their very own pop-up houses.

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For Pivot TV, we worked with Participant Media to transform Wanderlust Yoga into an interactive and educational experience to celebrate a milestone for Participant. There were over 200 people in attendance taking seminars on film production.

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Gigya Grill hosted a educational panel discussion and it was our job to turn El Sol y La Luna restaurant into a branded interactive atmosphere for their clients. We then converted the restaurant into a nighttime clubstyle with DJ Manny.

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RocNation Raptor House held performances for three days. We had the privilege of lighting this stage for several bands including Shaun White’s band, Bad Things. We spotted the master king, Jay Z himself, and were extremely delighted to illuminate this event on behalf of his brand.

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We loved working with Mary Baird-Wilcock of The Simplifiers for her event with True[x] Media during SXSW.  We transformed a hot secret location off 6th St into an illuminated experience for True[x] Media’s employees and clients.



The Guitar Center Guitar Sessions with DirectTV and One Nine Design was held on the rooftop of a parking garage. Working with amazing artists such as SoundGarden, Snoop Dogg, and others was an enjoyable experience!

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Champions for Children Gala 2014

Champions for Children Gala 2014

The Champions for Children’s Gala is here!

On April 5, 2014, Intelligent Lighting Design will be teaming up with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County for their 5th Annual Champions for Children “Crystals and Chrome” Gala at Circle R Ranch.


Since 1997, the Denton County Children’s Advocacy Center has been serving the community through their efforts in aiding and counseling children who have been affected by child abuse. The Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization that provides a safe environment to all children who have been victims to any form of child abuse. The District Attorney Office of Denton County, whom helped create this incredible advocacy center, has truly revolutionized the lives of affected children across Denton County, giving them a voice to be heard.

The 5th Annual Champions for Children’s Gala is an event to help the children in the Denton community. Being a non-profit organization, the Denton County Children’s Advocacy Center has put an enormous amount of effort into creating an event worthwhile for the community in order to raise money for their organization. Such efforts have amounted to celebrity attendee’s from the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and more. In addition, US Representative Dr. Michael Burgess, State Senator Jane Nelson and State Representative Tan Parker and Myra Crownover are part of their Honorary Host Committee.

American Eagle Harley Davidson is this years title sponsor. Other sponsors include: Park Place Lexus, Point Bank and many more.

The Intelligent Lighting Design team is extremely excited to be a part of this gala for the fourth consecutive year created by an organization whose sole purpose is to change the lives of children. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County is truly the definition of #illuminatelife.

Last year, we incorporated blue lighting to symbolize hope and to correlate with the “Turning grey skies blue” theme. We can’t wait to share photos from this year!!

Turning Grey Skies Blue

Champions for Children Gala

Registration can be found on the Children Advocacy Center website.
Tickets are $125 and will not be sold at the door.

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