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Jon Champelli
Jon Champelli
LC, LEED AP, President, shop12

Jon obtained a BA in Theater from St. Mary's University in Winona Minnesota, and an MFA in Lighting Design and Technical Direction from The Tulane University of New Orleans, Louisiana.

His diverse background includes experience with La Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre in New Orleans, the Comedie Francaise and Theatre du Vieux Colombier in Paris, France, as well as Foy Inventerprises (Flying by Foy), ShowTech Inc., and Fisher Technical Services in Las Vegas. Jon's 5 years as asst. designer, programmer, and operator for Cirque du Soleil's "O" adds a unique edge to his approach to lighting design.

Jon joined Paul Steelman Design in 1999, overseeing theater lighting, rigging, and seating layouts, interior and exterior lighting, and custom visual feature design. He has completed numerous domestic lighting projects for The Venetian, MGM Resorts International, Caesar's Entertainment, Hard Rock as well as completed projects in Macau, Madrid, Manila, Helsinki and multiple locations in Austrailia, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Jon has served as President of shop12 design since its inception in 2007. He is currently working on a multitude of projects that span the globe, plus the Next Big Thing for the Vegas strip, Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas. Jon has been Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) since 2007, is a professional member of Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNA), and is LEED © AP certified.
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In 2016, Steelman Partners was ranked the 91st largest architectural firm by Architectural Record Magazine and was on Engineering News-Record's Top 500 Design Firm list. Created in 1987, this successful firm specializes in designing profitable entertainment based projects.

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