About Julie Seitel

Julie SeitelJulie Seitel is a lighting designer based in North Adams, Massachusetts and New York City.  After designing exclusively for theatre and dance for twenty years, Julie established her company Seitel Lighting LLC, specializing in lighting designs for weddings and special events in the Berkshires and the surrounding region, including Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont.

From her deep and broad experience in the performing arts, Julie brings to the special events world expert skills in theatrical lighting design, scenic construction and rigging, CAD drafting of scale technical drawings, logistics coordination, and effective collaboration with members of a creative team.

Julie is also a professional stage manager and production manager with international touring experience.  She has been a faculty member of Williams College and Stony Brook University, teaching undergraduate technical theater, lighting design and stage management. Julie has extensive safety training, with OSHA certifications in Electrical Safety and General Entertainment Safety, as well as certifications in aerial work platform operation from the International Powered Access Federation and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Julie is a member of IATSE Local 829 United Scenic Artists.


Working with Seitel Lighting

Julie Seitel of Seitel Lighting LLC adjusting the lighting during a wedding in the Berkshires
Julie’s company provides a highly customized and personal level of service to a small number of clients each season. In contrast to the approach of the many volume-based event lighting businesses with formulaic menus of lighting options, Julie starts with an open mind and a keen ear, develops a nuanced understanding of your style, and creates an illuminated world that embraces your personality.

If you’re looking for uplights around the perimeter of a ballroom, Seitel Lighting is not the company for you. Any DJ or event company can do that. If you’re looking for a sailcloth tent that feels like a twilight sky from a J.M.W. Turner painting, or a handcrafted lighting centerpiece inspired by your favorite work of installation art, or to bring an old, dusty barn to life with vintage lighting fixtures from the early years of electricity, then you’re in the right place. You’re looking for a true design. You’re looking for Julie, and Julie is looking for you.

Julie’s services include unlimited client consultations. Come to the Berkshires to meet with Julie at the Seitel Lighting studio in North Adams, Massachusetts, or to her satellite office in New York City, or Julie will come to you.


Julie Seitel ready to install outdoor lighting in willow trees using a 65-foot boom lift


How to Contact Julie


Are you interested in working with Seitel Lighting?
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or call me at 646-522-3010.