About Us

    Mahoney Design is a leader in lighting, video, media, and scenic design. With over 25 years of experience and access to the best personnel and equipment, we can design and implement a project of any size anywhere in the world.

    Our goal is to bring your vision to life and exceed your expectations in a cost efficient and eco friendly manner.

    Our specialization

    Mike Mahoney

    Lighting Designer, Director, Programmer

    1140 Vernon Drive
    Glenview, Illinois 60025

    (847) 980-3240

    Meet our Clients

    Catalyst Exhibits

    Catalyst Exhibits

    -Richard Korth, VP, Partner

    "This years ASTRO show in Philadelphia was a huge success. Siemens was extremely happy with the lighting design and effects that you created for this years show. Considering the tight budget requirements you were able to accomplish exactly what we envisioned.
    As a side note, it has been and continues to be a pleasure working with you. Every new challenge we have thrown at you over the last 7 years you have come back with creative and comprehensive
    lighting designs within our budget requirements. Your creative and new ideas using the latest lighting technologies enables us create truly spectacular exhibits."

    Discovery Communications

    Discovery Communications

    -Gil Cowley, VP of Global Events

    "As I prepare to depart Discovery, it would be remiss of me not to acknowledge the many years of creative lighting solutions that you’ve rendered to me and many of our major exhibits.
    I remember when we started together about 10 years ago and my key word was "experiential"...and "let‘s take our exhibit guests off the trade show floor and into Discovery-land". You not only understood what I meant, but more than surpassed my expectations with your inventive expertise and practical lighting solutions. You helped add that extra dimension with lighting to our tableaus that helped bring them to life... whether it was jungle habitat for Animal Planet, an underwater scene for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week or the pub for BBC America.
    Your work ethics are amazing...usually having to work after the exhibit labor has left for the day and working into the small hours of the night to get the job done! Your comments being..."I knew what you wanted and expected"...really summarized our creative relationship.
    I always appreciated the you were able to supply ingenious solutions as our exhibit budgets diminished over the years...and without diminishing the quality of the work. Your keeping abreast of the technology and where the future of your craft is heading is extraordinary and has always kept us at the leading edge.
    Again THANKS!...For the decade of amazingly excellent work."

    Williams/Gerard Productions

    Williams/Gerard Productions

    -Dave Simmons

    "Wanted to let you know that your lighting team did an excellent job on the MDRT convention. Jim Michaelis and Ryan Tilke did an excellent job in setting up, focus, support and tear down. Their wealth of knowledge and cooperative spirit made them indispensable members of the team. Mike Mahoney consistently displays great concept and ideas of lighting design; his understanding of equipment, programming and his creative juice has to be credited to the overall success of the show. Mike also displays a great work ethic and good attitude. Also, thanks to you and everyone who advances the show, and thanks to the truck drivers. They are consistent and timely, never a problem with transport. You should be proud that Upstaging comes through again and again and again...
    I have to tell you that the entire MDRT staff said it was the best show EVER!! And frankly, I have to agree. Thanks for making W/G look so good."