April 6, 2017

Building Relationships: A one-day Seminar for Production Designers in NYC

The Production Designers Collective is hosting Building Relationships: A one-day Seminar for Production Designers on Saturday, April 22nd, 11am-5pm at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of NYC located […]
April 5, 2017

Vectorworks 2018, I can almost taste it!

Vectorworks 2018 is coming, we knew that, but now we can see into he future. Of course, that’s just because our many fine friends at Vectorworks have decided […]
February 13, 2017

Zoom Zoom Design

Public transportation structures should employ Zoom Zoom Design. They should also create a sense of drama, excitement and motion. This design does all of that. The London-based […]
February 1, 2017

The dark side of Budweiser

Our work for Budweiser and their brands is has always been very upbeat. For this year’s super bowl, the iconic brand is going to the dark side to […]
January 26, 2017

A Better Restaurant Design

So this post is about a better restaurant design than this one was, These designers clearly had a concept and a post of view. We might, and […]
January 24, 2017

When a Design Concept goes South

We strongly promote the need for a Design Concept, especially when expressed as a metaphor. This is certainly true in entertainment, but it’s generally true in all […]
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 […]
April 5, 2017

Vectorworks 2018, I can almost taste it!

Vectorworks 2018 is coming, we knew that, but now we can see into he future. Of course, that’s just because our many fine friends at Vectorworks have decided […]
July 25, 2016

Last Call for Rendering Techniques to Empower your Entertainment Design Workflow

My webinar Rendering Techniques to Empower your Entertainment Design Workflow will be broadcast tomorrow, Tuesday 26 July at 2PM, Eastern Daylight Time. Register now whether you can attend then […]
February 3, 2016

Experience Design is creating the overall experience

Life is all about experiences and Experience Design. At KLAD, we create experiences by design every day. Whether that is a film project, a theatrical event, or a […]
December 3, 2015

Is the Pantone Color of the Year relevant?

Since it’s generally a fugly color, it would seem only a fetish, anxiously awaited and used by the design equals of hipsters. This year, although Pantone has […]
September 24, 2015

Depth of Field in Vectorworks 2016

There are a slew of new rendering features in Vectorworks 2016. Of course Vectorworks and Cinema 4D are related apps, so it is logical to see […]
April 6, 2015

Vectorworks for Entertainment Design 2015 Edition

Collect them all! My book; Entertainment Design: Scenery, Lighting, and Sound with Vectorworks Spotlight, 4th Edition has been published! This lengthy volumes provides readers with tutorial-based design techniques applicable […]
March 6, 2015

World Premier of American Repertory Ballet’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

We are delighted to be a part of this wonderful production by this extraordinary company. Led by Artistic Director Douglas Martin, American Repertory Ballet premieres this […]
February 13, 2015

Light and Airy, Yet Cozy. Loft Set Design by KLAD

From the KLAD archives, a commercial shoot we did with Lorenzo Lamas. Here’s his loft –  the light, airy feeling is evocative of Spring – it’s […]
January 29, 2015

The Joy of Vectorworks Plug In Objects

Joshua Benghiat is both a talented Lighting Designer and a talented Vectorworks programmer. His  Light Pipe Tools and the Instrument Summary Tool are included in the Spotlight […]
November 4, 2014

What can YOU do with Vectorworks?

Well, this. If you buy my new book and work your way through, of course. Be sure to click on the image so you see the […]
October 21, 2014

Published! Vectorworks for Entertainment Design by Kevin Lee Allen

KLAD is excited to announce that Kevin’s latest book, Vectorworks for Entertainment Design is now available! The first book in the industry tailored specifically for the […]
January 15, 2014

Ming Wrap, the App

Scenic Designer and Professor Ming Cho Lee is renown for, amongst other things, carrying a roll of onion skin tracing paper with him during critiques. Rather […]