Quality, honesty, and integrity come first and foremost in everything we do. Profit follows those goals, it never precedes them.
IMCD upholds the same high standards of professionalism, attention to detail, and design excellence that our customers expect in every element of their own products.
We collaborate with our clients, vendors, and our employees to forge long-standing relationships designed for mutual benefit.
We provide a comprehensive proposal specified to the customer’s design and budgetary needs to provide the customer with cost-certainty before the work is begun.
We employ the best electricians and designers in the industry
Joe Saint, Designer, President.
Joe brings over thirty years as a professional lighting designer to IMCD. Joe received his MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Virginia, and his MBA in Management from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
John Harmon, Head of Production, Vice President.
John has worked as a production manager for theatre, corporate and music events for over thirty-five years. His credits include Tony Award-winning Broadway shows, Jazz at Lincoln Center, JVC Jazz Festival as well as corporate and fashion events.
David Roy, Head of Design, Fashion and Special Events
David joined IMCD as a Designer in 2010 and took over as head of design in 2013. David has an extensive and continuous career in theater lighting design, working with companies such as Clubbed Thumb, NY Stage and Film, Soho Think Tank, GAMM Theater, Central Square Theater, and others. He has a BA in music and a BFA in technical theater from URI
Joshua Starbuck, Designer , Trade Shows, Industrials and Special Events
Joshua has an MFA from University of Arizona and a BFA from Boston University. He has an extensive background Lighting performances, presentations and environments. Clients include Lenovo, Nike, GSK, Sony, Motorola, GAF, Hasbro, Adidas, Sermatech, Illy, Bayer, Astra Zeneca and others.
Kat Slagell, Production Manager, Design Studio Coordinator.
Kat comes to IMCD with over a decade of opera stage management experience. She’s a graduate of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University with a BFA in Stage Management. She joined IMCD as a seasonal Assistant Production Manager in 2013 and was promoted to Production Manager in 2017. Kat is the coordinator for all scheduling and logistics and supervises the rest of the Production team.
Leah McVeigh, Operations Manager.
Leah brings her expertise from the non-profit world as well as her teaching experience in the New York public school system to bear on everything she does at IMCD. And it does seem that she does do almost everything imaginable here.
Joe Hodge, Designer, Spring Studios Lead.
“Hodge” has been designing with IMCD since 2008. His background includes Theatre, Dance, Opera, Television, Commercial, Fashion, and Events over the past 15 plus years. Currently he is the Lighting Designer/Project Manager for Spring Studios. Hodge started his training at Webster University for undergrad, and continued his graduate training at Rutgers University.
Join the IMCD team
IMCD Is always on the lookout for the very best stage electricians in the industry. All electricians are hired on an overhire, per-job basis, usually through our head electricians. We hire both union and non-union electricians, depending on the needs of the job.
If you are interested in working with us as an electrician, or as a programmer, please send a resume, references, union status, and current contact information to John Harmon.
IMCD hires assistant production managers to coordinate our many needs during fashion week.
If you are interested in working with us in this capacity, please send a resume, references, and current contact information to Kat Slagell.
IMCD hires additional freelance designers as needed, usually twice a year to accommodate New York Fashion Week. We are looking for detail oriented lighting designers with excellent drafting and communication skills that can work well as a part of our team. We are a USA 829 design house, and as such all of our designers must be a member or join within 3 months of first employment. If you are interested in designing with us, please send a resume listing references as well as Vectorworks and LW files for 3 shows, and shop order for at least one of the shows to David Roy.
During NY Fashion Week we offer an internship to select advanced students who display the necessary skills. With Fashion week happening twice a year, this gives two oppurtunities, one in August/September, one in January/February. Here are some details:
The internship consists of two parts. The first part is pre-season prep, which consists of drafting, shop orders, everyday dealing with logistics. The second part is the actual show week, during which the intern would participate in focus, see many different venues, work with union and non-union stage hands, observe the tech and run of multiple shows, etc.
The internship offers money for travel but unfortunately does not offer money for housing. We've had several people do the work for class credit.
The internship is for students who have advanced drafting ability and a thorough knowledge of vectorworks, (they will be provided a professional license to use while with us), etc.
We have in the past, when interns have been interested, allowed them to work as an electrician during fashion week. Any time spent working as an electrician would be paid hourly. We've had some interns be especially interested in this. Other interns have been more interested in maintaining the design aspect of the internship throughout the week. We're happy to tailor the experience during the actual week to the needs and interests of the intern, or the program they are in.
Prospective students should send a resume and paperwork (Lightwrite and Vectorworks) for 3 shows, one of which must have been realized.