Greg Bloxham|Principal & Owner A visual storyteller who balances a strong design aesthetic with technical acumen to turn vision into reality. Mr. Bloxham ensures every upLIGHT project receives the highest standards of design quality and project management – from concept to implementation. Greg coordinates with events, entertainment, architecture and engineering partners to develop the best lighting solutions for each applicationHe leverages deep relationships with lighting manufacturers to stay current with technological advancements in the field, and to assist with the procurement process. Greg’s architectural lighting design skills have been honed developing projects across a diverse range, including exterior public improvements and place making, all imbued with the experiential showmanship that comes with a background in theatrical lighting.
Ben Hagen|Senior Designer Ben Hagen’s work with upLIGHT spans a variety of roles on a number of projects, including Lighting Control Systems integrator for Standing Wave, 85 Broad Street, and three experiential venues in the Miami Edition Hotel, as well as Lighting Director for The Lincoln Awards and the 2014 Bryant Park Tree Lighting. Ben’s strength as a project manager lies in his ability to find simple, practical solutions for complex design problems. A lighting designer in his own right, his theatrical Design credits include; a reading of The Normal Heart at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway directed by Joel Grey, Al Pacino-One Night Only in Montreal, Sydney and London, an early version of Absinthe on the Las Vegas Strip, Robert Johnson Tribute Concert at the Apollo, The Marvelous Wonderettes and Man of La Mancha for Merry Go Round Playhouse. Past credits include Associate Lighting Designer and Project Integrator for the Lumia Lab exhibit at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, VA as well as the Special Effects Associate Designer for the Disney Theatrical productions of Aladdin and Frozen worldwide. Broadway Special Effects Associate credits include 2020’s Hangmen, and American Buffalo; 2019’s Beetlejuice and Inheritance; 2014’s You Can’t Take It With You.
Mikaela Baird|Designer&PM Mikaela is a Brooklyn based lighting designer and media programmer with a background in theater, themed entertainment, television, and architecture. She earned a BFA in Production Design from The Savannah College of Art and Design. When she is not working she can be found enjoying photography, playing tennis, or watching one of the 30 million streaming services she is subscribed to.