Kelly James Tighe

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I'm a designer living a bicoastal life. I've split my time between NYC and the SF Bay Area since 2000, and it's been a blast. I've been designing scenery for over 20 years now, and while theater is a passion, I'm equally excited to collaborate in other areas as well; Event design, commercial space, residential design, mural work, and site-specific entertainment design are environments in which I'm happy and productive.

In the last couple of years, out of curiosity, I began to noodle around with illustrations for children's literature. This started off as a whim, and now I find myself developing work with a couple of new friends and collaborators. Some samples of this latest foray are featured here. Stay tuned...

Please have a look around, enjoy yourself, and if you'd like to see a resume, get more info on a specific project, pitch an idea, or even get my recipe for killer Sunday Night Pasta, drop me a line.


2014 Double Nominee- Outstanding Scenic Design, 1st Annual Theater Bay Area Awards
2005 Best of the Bay/ Scenic design, East Bay Express magazine
Listed in the “Best of” annual roundup
1992-2014 Outstanding Scenic Design, Shellie Awards
19 time award winner for outstanding scenic design
1996, 98, 99 Outstanding Scenic design, Dean Goodman CHOICE awards
1996, 1998 Outstanding Scenic Design, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle