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Andrew Carson holds an M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin where he received the Preemptive Recruitment Fellowship in 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- Shenandoah University as Head of Lighting Design.
Andrew has designed lighting professionally throughout the United States. Notable professional designs include the national tour and PBS production of Considering Mathew 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’s awards include 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 consults for the retail industry on store lighting design and environment. 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.