Derek Jones


So here’s a little bit about me.
After finishing my City & Guilds in Theatre Electrics, I worked in the West End of London as a lighting technician.
Later joining the
Royal Shakespeare Company in London, first as a dayman and later as a console operator working for many international lighting designers. During my time with the company I also did some regional touring of the United Kingdom as a technician and lighting designer.

With a strong background in theatre; 4 years later I joined
Vari*Lite Europe first as a technician working in the workshop then on the road and a little later as a programmer. This involved working in many disciplines such as concert touring, television and corporate events. Working for this new innovative company involved extensive world travel.

In the early 90s I became a freelance lighting designer/director working for many national and international artistes. My work has been interesting and varied working in concert touring, special events and television.

For drawing and virtualisation I use
AutoCad, Vectorworks Spotlight and Capture. I have excellent computer skills, MCSE qualified with extensive experience with OSX, MS Windows and various open source stuff. Recently, after many years, I have gained my BSc degree with the Open University. I speak reasonable conversational Spanish, a keen photographer and sailor, and just recently got into motorhoming… Well why not…? I also own my own Vista by ChromaQ Lighting desk made up of a EX and MV control surfaces. Other consoles that I can operate are MA Lighting GrandMA 2 and Avolites products.
I am a qualified first aider and hold my IOSH Health and Safety Passport.
If you would like a full CV and some press info
please do get in touch!
Don’t forget to check out some of my projects.

I look forward to hearing from you!