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Company Profile

Founded by EMMY© award winning lighting designer Jim Tetlow, Nautilus Entertainment Design provides innovative design solutions for live entertainment, television, and special event lighting, as well as technical facility design for permanent installations. Our goal is to create designs and systems that protect the owner's investment, while achieving the very best solutions to move our client's business forward.

NED guides clients through the whole process - from a needs analysis and concept development, through design and specification of technical systems and spaces, finally to monitoring the installation and supervision of systems commissioning. Sophisticated tools are used to communicate design concepts in an easily understood virtual environment. Our 3D drawing and rendering capability provides highly accurate and detailed conceptual design representation.

NED applies many years of practical live production know-how to our permanent installation designs and provides current, functional and technically superior solutions that can only come from hands-on experience. Former and current projects include television studios, hotel interiors and exteriors, cruise ships and themed attractions throughout the world.

Whether the project is a permanent installation or a live event, NED brings a unique design sensibility obtained from hundreds of successful projects and years of experience.

Our specialized approach includes the following:

Incorporated in California 1990
Member E.S.T.A.


California Office

1010 Turquoise Street Suite 215
San Diego, CA 92109
T: 858-456-6395