Andrew Carson has designed lighting professionally throughout the United States. Notable professional designs include the launch of the national tour and PBS production of Considering Matthew Shepard with the Grammy Award-winning Conspirare. Other professional designs include American Idiot, Rock of Ages, Mary Poppins, The Will Rogers Follies, Moon Over Buffalo, Steel Magnolias, Pippin, A Chorus Line, Little Shop of Horrors, as well as serving as lighting designer/supervisor for The Savannah Music Festival.
Andrew received the Oscar Wilde Award for best lighting in Michigan for Mary Poppins. He has also was awarded the regional BroadwayWorld Award for best professional lighting design and the Suzi Bass Award in Atlanta for best lighting design of a play for Shipwrecked! An Entertainment.
Additionally, Andrew is in development for his innovative new aircraft cabin lighting system, "Lumen Air," that will ease jet lag by using theatrical lighting concepts to enhance the air travel experience and ease jet lag.
Andrew holds an M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin where he received the Preemptive Recruitment Fellowship in Theatrical Design. He also graduated magna cum laude with a B.F.A. in production design–lighting design from the Savannah College of Art & Design.
Andrew is on the faculty of Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University where he heads of the lighting design area.