The Petrified Forest

EMMY Award Winner The Petrified Forest

The Richard Bey Show

The Richard Bey Show

Bud Wide

The Budweiser Beechwood House on Liberty Island with Mary J. Blige

USGA

Golf Association Meeting

ChaseNight

Chase Bank Flagship Signage in Times Square

FoxDC

Fox News Washington Bureau

LL Gym

Industrial Gym

FreeYoursefl-TimesSquare-v1a

Free Yourself Breast Cancer Awareness Event in Times Square

LavaGoGo-New

Bud Light/Maxim Lava Go-Go Stage

Budweisier Beechwood House

The Budweiser Beechwood House

Candles Photo

LED Candle Commercial

TSA

Transportation Security Administration

KLAD is an award winning design firm. We are collaborative; we work with and listen to our clients. We are visual, experiential storytellers; we educate, inform and entertain.

We create environments and experiences for Brand Communication, Live Entertainment, Film, Television, and Live Events.

We bring your vision to life…

Our clients come to us because they want a team that can deliver the exceptional – whether it is a theatrical set for a stage production, an experiential environment for a concert series or a set for a television show – KLAD provides the creative direction, powerful concepts and stylistic designs.

We set the bar high…

The KLAD team prides itself on the ability to provide on time solutions to any design problem, complex or not. From conceptualization to implementation, KLAD is focused on delivering the highest level of proficiency, creative direction, development, design and visual execution.

Our passion is in the work…

What we do at KLAD is not a job, it is our life. We love the creative process and it comes through in everything we do. We aim to surprise, thrill and excite our clients. Our experience has taught us to be flexible, to reach beyond the obvious, to explore new ways to bring ideas to life. We have a mastery of new technology that has simplified the process of transferring the creative thought into the visual concept.

Random selections from our portfolio.

  • Bud Light – Maxim Touring Parties

    Bud Light and Maxim partnered for many years producing a series of touring parties that played many college towns. KLAD was happy to provide support. Each […]
  • CNBC

    We’ve done many projects for and with CNBC, as well as many of their partners like Dow Jones, and The Wall Street Journal. This is one […]
    CNBC CEO Studio
  • Burnham Got Game

    KLAD was tasked by the MacArthur Foundation, and the Entertainment Technology Center of Carnegie Mellon University with the design of a board game that would be used […]
  • NYMF Awards 2016

    As long-time supporters of the New York Musical Festival, we worked with the producers and board to create this design to honor award winning productions from the […]
  • Free Yourself in Times Square

    The Free Yourself Event in Times Square was a Breast Cancer Awareness event that also promoted the Genie Bra product line.
  • Lucent Technologies Industrial Film

    Kevin Lee Allen and Kathleen McDonough Designed this film for Lucent and Media Partner Tribe Pictures. .
  • Dirty Dancing

    Kevin Lee Allen was one of the Art Directors on this iconic, and now classic, motion picture. DirtyDancingReelEdit from Kevin Allen on Vimeo.
  • Steel Magnolias

    Scenic and Lighting Designs at the Surflight Theatre.

The KLAD Team

Kevin Lee Allen

Artist, Designer, Producer, Author

01 (201) 280-3841


Kevin Lee Allen is a Production Designer, Art Director, Scenic Designer, Lighting Designer, Author and Producer for film, television and theatre; specialty/themed interiors; special events; museum exhibitions and spectacular signage. His work spans architecture, graphic design and sculpture. He has designed across the United States, and on three continents. KLAD has been his nickname since university.

He is the author of Entertainment Design published by Nemetschek Vectorworks. It is currently in its fourth edition. Vectorworks for Entertainment Design is published by Focal Press, currently in its first edition. Theatrical Design: An Introduction will be Published by Focal Press in the Spring of 2016. He has lectured and taught on the university level and at the Broadway Lighting Master Classes.

He is noted for his extraordinary service to his community. An arts advocate as well as an artist, Kevin has served on the boards of numerous arts organizations and theatre companies. Recently, he has been a judge and a reader for NYMF (The New York Musical Theatre Festival); musical theatre is a passion. Supporting emerging voices is important in fostering development.

His fine art can be seen at kevinleeallen.com. He member of the IATSE United Scenic Artists Local 829, and has received awards from the NATAS, the BDA and PROMAX.

Kathleen McDonough

Producer & Director of Design

01 (973) 477-7973


Kathleen McDonough has been a designer and producer working in film, theatre, and live events for twenty years. As president of KLAD she has been responsible for wrangling projects such as Ben Franklin’s Ghost (an interactive experience), The Budweiser Beechwood House (a touring bar experience), a communications hub for the Transportation Security Administration, and The New York Musical Theatre Festival Times Square Pop-up Store.

Other projects she has helmed include the look for the numbers 1 through 10 as seen on Sesame Street, work for HBO, the Sci-Fi Channel Anthology series Exposure starring Lisa Marie and The Forensics of Terror for the Discovery Channel.

Other clients include General Motors, PBS, HBO, Sesame Street, SyFy, the Discovery Channel and The Department of Defense.

An avid yoga practitioner and teacher, Kathleen is registered with the National Yoga Alliance and specializes in therapeutic and restorative yoga.

As an active member of her community, Ms McDonough was instrumental in coordinating the goals of the Historic Preservation Commission with the Montclair Center Business Improvement District.

Here are just some of our clients...

  • Amazon
  • AT&T
  • CNN
  • Discovery Channel
  • Mattel
  • Budweiser
  • Sony Pictures
  • Toyota

When can we add you?

January 19, 2017

The Garden of Allah

We’re currently reading a delightful series of semi-historical novels by Martin Turnbull that take place in and around The Garden of Allah Hotel in old Hollywood. […]
January 10, 2017

A Niemeyer Rides Again!

Loyal readers know that we’re huge fans of Brazilian Architect and Design Oscar Niemeyer. So, obviously, we were thrilled to read that his iconic Hotel Nacional will […]
January 6, 2017

Design for Comedy

Design for Comedy that features a music legend. For the past few weeks and months, we’ve been collaborating on a television series that will feature comedic […]
January 4, 2017

Design requires Iterations

Every design evolves. Evolution requires Iteration. Even a brilliant idea doesn’t go immediately from the head to the hand to a physical reality. Some ideas create […]
December 24, 2016

Noon Eastern Time Christmas Day – Don’t Touch That Dial!

Well, if your channel isn’t set to WCBS-TV New York’s Channel 2, then by all means get up and flip the dial, grab the clicker, or […]
September 16, 2016

Vectorworks 2017

Vectorworks 2017 was released on Wednesday and it is already being hailed from far and wide and the best new release of the powerfu; design software […]