About Us

Who We Are

After over a decade of working for Disney, Universal and House of Blues, as well as touring with various artists, Shawn Seithel turned his passion and love for the entertainment industry into a lighting design company, Light and Shadow, LLC.

Since 2007, Light and Shadow LLC has created extraordinary moments — conventions, concerts and events that are impactful and inspire audiences, through innovation and artistry.

Light and Shadow LLC has also been recognized internationally with projects that include shows in the Caribbean and permanent installations in Asia.

Shawn Seithel
Shawn Seithel

Shawn Seithel

Lighting Designer & Project Manager

Shawn thrives on challenging, out-of-the-box projects, as Lighting Designer and Project Manager for Light & Shadow LLC. He has the distinct honor of lighting two national memorials, Mount Rushmore and the Lincoln Memorial. His creative excellence and hands on approach can be seen in the lighting design and management of events such as the World Meeting of Families in 2015 and March for Our Lives in Washington, DC. His work with artists such as Pixies, Train, and Dashboard Confessional showcase his artistry and attention to detail.

Shawn’s travels as a sought-after Lighting Designer has allowed him to enjoy whiskey from all over the world. He has an extensive whiskey collection, counting Hibiki 12 and Pappy Van Winkle 12-year Special Reserve as favorites. His love for aviation, particularly the SR-71 Blackbird, inspires him to learn how to fly planes someday.

Anya Seithel

Anya Seithel

Business Operations Manager

Overseeing the day to day operations of Light and Shadow, Anya ensures that all projects are managed efficiently and effectively. Educated at prestigious Les Roches, in Switzerland, with world-wide work experience in human resource management, client relations and business management, Anya is instrumental in driving the business operational success of Light and Shadow events.

In her free time, Anya loves to find unique must-do experiences, the best secret food spots and see her favorite acts in concert.

Anya Seithel

When they're not working on shows, Shawn and Anya love to travel with their sons, Justin and Dominic. Justin was an honors student and award-winning lighting tech for his high school thespian troupe. He is attending UNCSA's BFA Lighting Design program. Dominic is an honors student and Spelling Bee champ who loves music, video games and playing with the GrandMA.


What We Do


We are driven to exceed your expectations.  Light and Shadow LLC is a full-service lighting design company committed to placing your vision and brand in the best possible light. Whether it’s designing rigs, calculating loads or supplying labor and gear, we can provide and manage it all to make the most of your moment in the spotlight.

Our national events have become the standard/model for providing practical systems, timeframes and delivery with a strict adherence to protocols. Our comprehensive approach enables us to combine all this with innovative technology and a creative team to provide inspired, sustainable lighting for your event.

Lighting design
Lighting Design and Programming
Pre-visualization and programming
Preproduction and installation
Preproduction and Installation
Project management
Project Management


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