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Austin Shapley, self-professed lighting and media designer, draftsperson, collaborator, paperwork robot and mischief-maker, got his start in lighting design as the result of a high school fascination with photography and light. The fusing of these interests into the pursuit of lighting design led to his domination of the lighting and sound departments, and ultimately translated to a Lighting Design and Technology degree from the University of Illinois. Work as the entire lighting department for a small production and rental company, and further dues-paying in Chicago theatre led him to Lightswitch. He is now involved in the design work for concert events, and live and corporate theatre.