I provide lighting, scenic, and sound design for the performing arts, expos and exhibits, corporate conventions, museum installations, and visual experience projects. My services range from the planning and budgeting of productions to the design and technical layout. I provide both lead design and assistant design services on all projects. I work with the latest industry software to provide high-quality sketches, renderings, and layout drawings. For small projects I can construct and execute my designs through to technical installation of the final piece.
Kite & Nail
New York Harlem Productions
Seattle Musical Theater
Refugee Women's Alliance
The Living Computer Museum
The Museum of Pop Culture
Seattle Folklife Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
Senator McCain Election Campaign
Joshua Russell Tillman (*1986) is a Germany-based designer for stage, expos, and installations from Seattle, WA.
After graduating Cornish College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Performance Production, he pursued a career in performance design, stage technology, and performance production.
Starting out as a sound and lighting engineer for venues in the Seattle area, his skills were demonstrated at Seattle Musical Theatre as the resident sound designer from 2009 through 2011. He then moved to a larger production company, Village Theatre, where he resided as the Master Sound Engineer until 2013. Alongside his theatre positions, Joshua worked in various capacities in technical fields around the Puget Sound region, gaining substantial experience in event technology.
Upon moving to Germany in 2013, Joshua has been seeking to provide independent contract work in exhibit, expo, and production design, offering complete solutions for event and stage productions of all kinds. Since 2014, J.R.Tillman Design has been successfully collaborating with several U.S. design companies, such as Scenografique and Curious Beast, working on designs for large-scale events, including clients such as Citrix, GitHub, Experience Music Project, Vulcan Inc., Microsoft, and Paypal.
Complementing his work as a designer, Joshua took on the lighting direction for New York Harlem Productions’ Porgy and Bess Germany Tour 2016, touring distinct venues throughout the country, such as the Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Hamburg, and the Kölner Philharmonie. Joshua's engagement with New York Harlem Productions continues in 2017 with tours through Israel and Italy.