Christopher Ragan is a luminary in the Lighting Design industry that is well known for his dexterity with lighting and creating captivating art on stages and sets. With 20+ years of lighting design, set design, and production management experience, Ragan has worked with clientele ranging from renowned artists to worldwide corporations.
Christopher started using light as a medium during the early 90’s at Syracuse University where he studied as a fine art oil painter and sculptor. His love for music led him to fuse his art by fabricating backdrops and designing concert T-shirts to operating lights at New York City’s legendary Eco venue The Wetlands Preserve and for the popular Upstate New York band moe.
Ragan has an extensive list of touring credits that includes The Secret Machines, Gov’t Mule, The Strokes, Karl Denson, Ben Folds, Common, and many others along with venue design and installs at The Capitol Theatre, Pier 17 and The Brooklyn Bowls. His festival credits comprise of Mountain Jam, EZoo, Magnaball, Solid Sound Festival, Firefly, GOV Ball NYC, and Lockn’.
Today Christopher continues to tour as the lighting designer and show director for Dead and Company and operates his lighting design firm, Raygun Designs, out of New York City and is an Account Executive at BML-Blackbird where he concentrates on sales in the touring and festival markets.