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Stefan Zubovic, Architectural Lighting Programmer, Featured in LDI’s 30 under 30

This month Stefan Zubovic, an architectural lighting programmer at Eos Lightmedia, is featured in Live Design’s “30 Under 30” list of outstanding young professionals that are wowing the design industry.

In celebration of LDI’s 30th anniversary—1988-2018—Live Design is giving a shout to 30 Under 30: thirty young movers and shakers who are changing paradigms, looking at things from new angles, and rapidly rising to the forefront of their field. From scenic, lighting, projection, and costume designers to technicians and programmers, as well as those who work for manufacturers, production companies, or rental shops, our 30 Under 30 are the harbingers of tomorrow.

Stefan Zubovic

About Stefan Zubovic

Stefan Zubovic first dreamed of becoming a lighting programmer and designer at the age of 13 during a trip to Disneyland, where he saw the World of Colour water show. He knew at that moment that he wanted a career in spectacle. He spent the next year teaching himself about lighting, video, show control, and fountains. He also spent time writing to various manufacturers, asking them to sponsor the show by providing the gear needed to build a musical fountain. Zubovic was able to build a show in a 10′ x 15′ pool with custom LED water fountains, which were choreographed to a musical score and video projection on a water screen. The creation of the show served as a catalyst in his career, allowing him to pursue the development of other multimedia shows and installations.

BC Place Jack-o-lantern lighting design

By the age of 17, Zubovic had successfully pitched and designed a Halloween lighting display on the LED roof facade of BC Place Stadium. He had also proposed, designed, and installed an architectural lighting design for the front of his high school. In 2014, he spoke at the Tedx Kids BC conference about the persistence, grit, and joy involved in achieving his “impossible” dreams. After high school, Zubovic went on to study technical theatre at the University of British Columbia.

A seventy-meter tall blast furnace lit up in blue light at the Museo del Acero Furnace Show.

Now, at the age of 21, Zubovic works as a lighting programmer and show designer at Eos Lightmedia. He specializes in developing theatrical spectacles, installations, and experiences that combine storytelling, art, and technology. Zubovic has developed multimedia shows for Olympic stadiums, museums, buildings, public spaces, landmarks, theatres, and attractions.

To read more about Stefan Zubovic and Live Design’s “30 Under 30” click here!