Jack Cannon

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Jack Cannon is a lighting and production designer with seven years of experience in performing arts, including five years of experience in professional theatre. He has received international recognition and honors for his designs and the development of lighting in virtual environments. In 2019 and 2020, Jack received design awards from the International Thespian Society. In 2021, Jack won the Clay Paky Collegiate Design and Programming Contest. His recent theatrical work includes the world premieres of God Help Us (2018) and Silent Night (2019). In 2021, Jack joined Apple as a Production Specialist for Fitness+. Most recently, in 2022, Jack was brought on by NBC Universal Studios to work on the research and development of lighting for virtual production in Unreal Engine. Jack has led lighting design workshops for the Indiana State Thespian Festival, the Illinois High School Theatre Festival, the California Thespian Festival, the Nevada Thespian Festival, Santa Monica College, and the CalArts School of Dance. He has also adjudicated the Thespian Excellence Awards in multiple states. Jack graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a Bachelors in Experience Design & Production, he is one of the youngest to graduate from the university.


California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, California, United States
BFA Design and Production, 2023
Lighting Design and Experience Design
2020 To 2023
Advisor: Anne Militello & Christopher Akerlind

Waubonsie Valley High School
Aurora, Illinois, United States
High School Diploma, 2020
Early Graduation
2017 To 2020

Professional Associations

Illinois Theatre Association
2018 - Present

Job History

NBC Universal
Virtual Production R&D
Los Angeles, CA, United States
June 2022 - present

Production Specialist
Los Angeles, CA, United States
October 2021 - present

Cann Light
Principal Designer
Los Angeles / Chicago, CA, United States
April 2018 - present

Goodly Creatures
Resident Lighting Designer
Elgin, IL, United States
August 2019 - August 2020

Performance Lighting Chicago
Lighting Technician
Elk Grove, IL, United States
April 2019 - March 2020

Center Stage Theatre
Resident Lighting Designer
Naperville, IL, United States
June 2018 - July 2019

Honors and Awards

1st Place Claypaky Design & Programming Contest

Burbank International Film Festival