Daniel Perez

Lighting Designer

Miami, FL, USA

Work Experience

Daniel Perez Lighting Design

Principal Designer

I take great pleasure in designing custom experiences.
1998 - Present Miami, Florida, United States


Direct View LED Field Engineer

• Performs site inspections and exercises discretion in site readiness and installation crew proficiency.
• Work closely with the project manager to coordinate the entire installation.
• Install, configure, troubleshoots, and maintain products/equipment for large-scale direct-view LED displays.
• Train third-party installation team on details and manages the installation process for the product, project, and site conditions.
• Identify, analyze, and repair product failures and/or install new components or parts.
• Develops creative solutions to more unique, chronic, or complex issues.
• Research and answer complex customer questions about product features and recommend solutions.
• Performs start-up testing and customer training on features and general product maintenance.
• Calibration and line balancing of the display.
• Data entry and other administrative tasks to support the Director of Field Operations.
March 2021 - Present United States

Dobil Laboratories Inc

Director of Event Technology at the Seelbach Hotel

• Exceeded 2018 sales goal revenue by 42.7%
• Cultivated and maintained relationships with clients, vendors, hotel management.
• Salesforce event management software, Audio Visual Event Order 2.0, Paycom and Vectorworks.
• Managed departmental finances, budget, profit and loss statements
• Developed new business opportunities.
August 2017 - June 2020 Kentucky, United States

Louisville Ballet

Lighting Designer

Designed theatrical lighting for the world premiere of “Models” Choreographed by Tim Harbor, George Balanchine’s “Serenade”, “Choreographers Showcase” and “Raise the Barre”.
Worked closely with the Marketing team and agency of record to design and create custom lighting for photo, video, and commercial shoots.
2017 - 2020 Kentucky, United States

Oak Island Creative

Assistant Producer and Lighting Designer

• Project management of installation of themed environments.
• Executed daily reports and key goal achievements with management and partnerships.
• Designed lighting for site specific “Light of the World Sculpture Garden".
• Managed local contractors, specialized technicians and installation teams.
• Created CAD plans and relevant event correspondence; inventories, installation schedule, storage catalogs, client contacts, and relevant event correspondence.
June 2016 - December 2016 Kentucky, United States

High-Tech Staffing

Lighting Designer + Programmer

Freelance lighting designer and programmer working with local crew for live theatre, corporate events and trade show industry.
January 2012 - 2020 Kentucky, United States

University Of Louisville

Lighting + Scenic Designer

• Developed job readiness skills and training that prepared students for professional opportunities.
• Designed lighting and scenic environments for main stage productions in multiple venues
• Developed design research, drawings, renderings, color palettes and illustrations.
• Executed directorial concepts through research, plots, paperwork and design.
• Managed installation of lighting equipment.
• Specified lighting equipment and scenic materials.
• Mentored student lighting and scenic designers while promoting a safe work environment.
• Facilitated course work in lighting & scenic design, advanced stagecraft, computer aided drafting with VectorWorks Spotlight software and Lightwright 6.
• Served on multiple academic committees.
August 2014 - May 2015 Kentucky, United States

Eastern Kentucky University

Lighting + Scenic + Props Design + Technical Director

• Inspired, educated and mentored students through career development opportunities and classroom activities.
• Coordinated the installation of all technical theatre elements and administrative aspects of production and design.
• Created scenic design drawings, sketches, scenic painting and illustrations for all productions.
• Designed custom lighting plots based off the aesthetic and emotional aspects for all productions.
• Managed the administrative functions and production budget.
• Implemented industry specific and recognized standards in the area of technical theatre.
• Managed daily work schedules/crews maintaining adequate levels and efficiently to support operational demands.
August 2010 - May 2014 Kentucky, United States

Miami Dade College

Lighting + Scenic Designer

• Trained and mentored students on numerous aspects of theatrical design and operations. Provided hands on opportunities through training activities and productions.
• Designed dynamic lighting and scenic designs reflecting the detailed aspects of the productions in response to text, music and rhythmic movements
• Facilitated and managed load-ins and load-outs ensuring proper execution and safety
• Implemented construction projects and repairs as necessary
• Maintained a clean, professional, and safe working environment ensuring all equipment was inspected and maintained according to scheduled maintenance plans
• Managed the administrative functions ensuring forms and documentation were processed correctly and efficiently
Florida, United States

IATSE Local #346

Lighting Technician

September 2010 - May 2014 Kentucky, United States

Univision Communications

Assistant Lighting Director + Programmer

• Assisted with the planning, implementation and lighting design of studio, location and arena productions.
• Creation and documentation of light plots, proofing, archiving and cataloging production files ensuring creative production integrity could be duplicated and visually restored.
• Assisted in development and production of numerous special events such as; Premios Lo Nuestro (awards show honoring the best of Latin music), Premios Juventud (Youth Awards) and Viva Mundial (World Cup).
• Managed large and small labor crews, maintaining visual looks of production lighting elements.
• Collaborated on multiple aspects of production lighting and implementation throughout five separate recording studios for on air productions of popular Spanish language programs such as; Noticiero Univision (Univision Nightly News), Cristina (Interview talk show hosted by Cristina Saralegui), Don Francisco's Presenta (Interview talk show hosted be Don Fransisco), Sabado Gigante (Giant Saturday), Despierta America (Wake Up America) (morning show) Ver Para Creer (Seeing is Believing)  El Gordo y La Flaca (The Fat Man and the Skinny Girl) variety/gossip show) w Primer Impacto (World Report), República Deportiva (Sports Show).
July 2005 - October 2006 Florida, United States


Lighting Designer + Programmer

• Managed the event production lighting design and programming of events.
• Designed rigging and truss configurations within existing venue rigging points and calculated load tolerances.
• Collaborated with clients in achieving production concepts for events and working within financial parameters.
• Identified electrical calculations and distribution details.
• Negotiated vendor rates and schedules of rental equipment.
• Communicated with foreman of local labor groups, gaining trust and fostering successful working relationships, overseeing project load ins/outs, focus, technical rehearsals and production runs.
• Maintained Whole Hog lighting console software, created custom gobos for event packages.
2006 - 2007 Florida, United States

IATSE Local #500

Lighting Technician

2007 - 2010 Miami, Florida, United States

Innercept Management Corporation

Lighting Technician

1996 - 1999 Miami, Florida, United States


University Of Texas At Austin

Theatrical Design

Austin, Texas, United States

Florida State University


Tallahassee, Florida, United States


English (Native),
Spanish (Advanced),


ACT Lighting GandMA2, Adobe Acrobat XI, Adobe Photoshop CS6, And Effects Equipment, Arri Lighting, Art Drawing Medias, Avolite Sapphire 2000, Boom Lifts, Bucket Lifts, Chauvet LED Lighting, Christie Projectors, Concert & Theatre, Consoles Hog II, ETC Lighting Consoles, Excel, Genie, High End Systems, Hog III, Hog1000, Hog500, Isadora Software, Keynote , Kinoflo Lighting, Leprechaun, Lifts, LightWright 5, Mac IOS, MadMapper Software, Man Lifts, Martin Lighting, Model Making, NSI Dimming, Pages, Power Point, Property Design, QLab, Rigging, Scenic Design, Scenic Painting, Scissor Lifts, Sensor Dimming Systems, Software , Status Cue, Strand Lighting Equipment, Titan Mobile, Traditional Hand Drafting, Vari-Lite Equipment, Vector Works 2015, Watchout Software PC, Word,