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About FadeUp Design Group

Talent & Team

FadeUp Design Group is a lighting design firm based out of Omaha, NE focused on bringing professional level lighting and production design services to local, regional, national, & international events. FadeUp has had the pleasure of designing client productions for concerts, corporate events, recorded television specials, live television events, dvd specials and beyond.

Each-and-every client is unique in our book, & it’s our job to turn their vision into a reality. So whether we’re working with a corporation, a local business, or some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry, we continually hone our process and always remain vigilant to our client’s initial vision & desires.

Experienced.

At FDG, we have over 50 years of combined lighting experience, and leverage that design experience to maximize the use of the equipment needed to create a memorable and stunning production. Furthermore, we offer our expertise throughout the building phase to not only enhance our client’s goals, but also help them avoid costly mistakes. This is done by our staff of professionals, utilizing proven design methods customized for each environment we’re hired for.

Knowledge.

Our methodology and design experience also means that we are able to present clients with options that will give them the most value for their dollar. At FDG, we look at design through an artistic, yet realistic lens, and our professionals will always tell our clients the best lighting and production direction needed in order to create their vision while remaining within their budget.

Vision.

Our goal is always to exceed our client’s vision and deliver a design that is beyond expectations. Our design methods have proven to help our clients understand, that the production choices they are making are the right ones for the look of their event. FDG’s unique methods also give our clients the flexibility to see and understand the production process, and make decisions ahead of time which helps save them money.

Dedicated.

In every production there is a sweet spot that borders pushing the budget all while keeping the design as effective as it can be. Our job is to find that spot and deliver a memorable & creative design, that performs every night without fail.

Heath Marrinan

Heath Marrinan

Heath Marrinan has worked in the lighting industry since 1988 and is an expert in his field.

Heath Marrinan
President
Michael McDermott

Michael McDermott

Michael has been involved in the entertainment & production industry ever since he was enrolled as a Freshman at the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2006.

Michael McDermott
VP of Business Development
Joe Mapes

Joe Mapes

​Joe has been with FadeUp Design Group since May of 2016, but has been working in the production industry for over 5 years.

Joe Mapes
Lighting Technician
Justin Kitchenman

Justin Kitchenman

Justin Kitchenman has been creating with light for over 20 years.

Justin Kitchenman
Co-Founder

I have worked with FadeUp Design group for years now. Not only are they the most professional, but they make the process streamline and very easy to work with. I am amazed that they can work with simple designs for the starter or first time user, all the way to high end lighting and design projects. Highly recommend giving them a call today to see how easy they are to work with!

Benjamin D DJ Image Entertainment
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