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:
Creating a dialogue with each client to discover their specific and unique needs
Ongoing collaboration to refine goals and work within budgets to produce a lighting and technical facility design that achieves our joint aspirations
Rapid and accurate plan development, followed by clear, concise and ongoing communication of design concepts
Computerized budget analysis based on the most recent designs and daily research of manufacturer's prices
Ongoing updates regarding budget and schedule revisions, with priority given to any potential change orders
Complete drawing packages and fully integrated system designs
System budgeting and cost estimating for accurate bid analysis
Project management on behalf of the owner throughout the entire process
On-site inspection of systems installation and complete system commissioning
Incorporated in California 1990
1010 Turquoise Street Suite 215
San Diego, CA 92109