TIM ROUTLEDGE - 2019 Lighting Designer Of The Year
Tim is a highly experienced lighting designer & creative working across the broadcast, concert/touring and event genres. In 2019 & 2015 he was awarded Lighting Designer of the Year at the industries production awards to add to growing string of awards for his work in lighting design.
Tim trained at the Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama and since graduating in 1996 has gone on to work on projects all over the globe and in 2013 was invited back to become an honorary fellow of the college to inspire current and future students.
He specialises in music as LD for tours and shows for Spice Girls, Stormzy, Sam Smith, Beyonce, Florence & The Machine, Take That, Royal Blood, Stormzy, Rita Ora, Dave, Gary Barlow, Jeff Lynne's ELO, Steps, Busted, The War of the Worlds Live, McFly, A R Rahman, Katherine Jenkins 2010/11/12 tours. One off shows for the Stereophonics, McFly and a huge one off show at Horseguards Parade for MUSE.
In 2019 Tim designed Stormzy's now iconic headline show at Glastonbury which has been hailed as a watershed moment culturally for the urban music scene.
In 2008 Tim was lighting programmer for the London 2012 Handover Ceremony at the Beijing Olympics being hidden inside a red London bus with David Beckham, Leona Lewis and Jimmy Paige and 2 years later went on to be Lead Lighting Programmer for the Opening & Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics alongside Patrick Woodroffe.
As a designer, he has created the last 2 Ryder Cup Opening Concerts in Europe and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. He was also Associate Lighting Designer for the Queens Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace
As TV lighting director Tim recently designed the The Greatest Dancer (BBC1), X Factor 2016, 2017 & 2018 Live Studio Shows and Finals, Ball & Boe (2016 & 2017 ITV), Sheridan (ITV), The Brits Launch 2018 (ITV), Take Thats Wonderland (ITV), Gospel Christmas (BBC2), Gary Barlow’s Big Ben Bash (BBC1), BBC6 Music Festival, Gary Barlow & Friends (itv1), Stereophonics Live From BBC Radio Theatre, Don Black BBC4 Special, Radio 1 Big Weekend 2013 (BBC3, Red Button, Online) Radio 1 Teen Awards 2012 & 13 (BBC3), BBC Proms in the Park, Concert for Heroes from Twickenham Stadium live on BBC1. In 2010 he also designed set and lighting for television for the Hope for Haiti Now telethon offering from London shown live on every major US network & looked after U2, Beyonce, Coldplay, Jay-Z and Rhianna.
Tim is also a highly experienced lighting programmer and television work includes Lets Dance (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance 2009 & 2010 (itv1, BBC1), The BAFTA Film Awards (BBC1) The British Comedy Awards (itv1), Rod Stewart - One Night Only (itv1), NME Music Awards (Ch4), Big Brother (Ch4). As well a broadcast television he also works on a large number of DVD recordings for retail, credits include Take That’s The Circus & Progress at Wembley Stadium, Spandau Ballet Live DVD, Simply Red, Dancing on Ice Live, Angelos Epithidimou and many others.
It is Tim's eye for detail, contemporary design and easy going approach that keeps clients coming back. With several full 3D visualization systems at his design studio, Tim is able to create stunning visuals to give any project the creative kickstart it needs.