Liverpool UK based ADLIB Solutions' Ian Tomlinson won the 2011 Total Production International (TPi) Award for Lighting Designer of the Year.
The 2011 TPi Awards – which recognise the industry's most innovative and ambitious technical, creative and production achievements - were presented by Huey Morgan from the alternative rock band Fun Lovin' Criminals at the Novotel West London on February 7th.
Tomlinson's inventive and imaginative work designing the lightshow for Brit Award Winning artist Ellie Goulding in particular has been acclaimed - and also led to him being nominated for a Knight of Illumination Award.
A keen Lost Prophets fan, Tomlinson designed the band's incredible 2010 live show in conjunction with singer Ian Watkins.
Throughout the last 12 months, he has combined his rock 'n' roll touring work with designing various other projects including high profile comedy acts such as Russell Howard's "Right Here Right Now" sold out UK arena tour. He also designed Frankie Boyle's massively successful arena tour & the US comedian Jeff Dunham's UK tour - fully embracing the demanding visual challenges of bringing the intimate and personal performance genre of stand up comedy into a large space.
Additionally, he has created concepts for a plethora of corporate events.
Tomlinson designs using CAD and WYSIWYG visualisation programs which allow the flexibility of full viewing with the capacity to amend potential designs and present them to clients.
He manages Adlib's busy Lighting department, an integral part of Adlib Solutions' ever expanding operation.
He says, "Naturally, I'm absolutely delighted with winning the TPi Award. Apart from all those in the industry who voted for me, I would like to thank everyone at Adlib too. I've been really lucky working with such great artists such as Ellie & The Prophets , who strive to produce such amazing live shows for their fans".
The phone has been ringing constantly since the announcement of the TPi Award - and Tomlinson has work booked throughout the Summer and beyond....
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