Our background is in live events, but when our industry shut down across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to hit pause on the work we’re used to. So, instead of creating stages for the Oscars, MTV or experiential retail environments for Nike, we turned to a new-to-us market -- home decor!
Tom McPhillips began his career in theatre, television, music videos and commercials. His resume includes designing tours for Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, The Who, Judas Priest, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, Michael Bublé, and Martina McBride (to name a few!). His television credits include MTV Unplugged, Live by Request for A&E, award shows for MTV, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Soul Train. Tom pioneered the iconic modular stage design that inspired Spacekit.
Production Designer Charlie Cook’s portfolio includes over ten years of experience designing for concerts, television and festivals. His credits include the BET Soul Train Awards, the Summer Sonic Concert Series, and iHeartRadio’s annual Music Festivals, Summer Pool Party, Jingleball and iHeartCountry Festivals. Charlie brings his world-class skill of visualizing bold, electrifying event designs with 3D modeling and animation to designing one of a kind Spacekit patterns.
With a background in sculpture, printmaking and ceramics, designer Ethan Martin has been developing modular scenic products for live events for over eight years. His design work has been showcased in many corporate events, trade shows, award ceremonies, and conferences around the world. Notable projects include designing sets for TEDxCambridge, SXSW 2016 and a VIP lounge for the Dead & Company Tour 2019. Ethan infuses many of his Spacekit designs with his experience in creating beautiful, modular scenic elements.
As the vice president of Modular Systems + R&D divisions, Rob has introduced of over 90 new products and several patented product lines. His team celebrates 13 industry-related design awards. Clients include an endless list of entertainment A-Listers, such as Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Tyler Swift, and The Who, as well as large media brands iHeart, MTV, FOX Sports, NBC, plus large global brands like Google, Samsung, T-Mobile and many more. Rob uses his extensive experience to bring modular-know-how to Spacekit research and design.