About Chris Werner

Chris Werner is a Los Angeles-based lighting designer working primarily in entertainment and architecture.  He was recently an adjunct faculty member and alumnus of the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University and a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.

Mr. Werner’s work has been seen all over the United States and within the Middle East and China.  He was part of the world-class teams which created the “Dream Cube” for EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, China as well as the EXPO’s Opening Ceremony.  Additionally, Chris’ resume includes projects for SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Hersheypark, Saks Fifth Avenue, China Central Television, and the LA Opera.

Chris’ projects have been covered in many industry publications such as Live Design, Lighting & Sound America, and Lighting Dimensions.  He has been featured in Whirl Magazine as an innovator in large-scale holiday lighting displays and wasrecently a contributor to Table magazine, writing on the subject of residential lighting.

Prior to the start of Chris Werner Design, Mr. Werner was a lighting designer at Focus Lighting in New York City and more recently, he ran the Design and R&D Department for an LED lighting manufacturer.  His direction led to the creation and production of cutting-edge lighting fixtures representing the most advanced technology in efficiency and sustainability as well as the development of an impressive collection of intellectual property.

Chris has presented seminars and lectures on responsible architectural lighting design and the potential use of LED technology at conferences in Guatemala, The United Arab Emirates, and the United States.  He served on the round-table panel for California’s Green Tech Open, an annual competition providing venture capital to teams presenting innovative business plans which are based upon the development of environmentally-friendly technology and products.