Our Company

Christopher Landy and Ellen Waggett, the principals of Vibrant Design, have each made their mark as designers in the entertainment industry over the last 20 years. Holding themselves to the highest standards, they invariably impress clients with their warmth, honesty and approachability, their innovative solutions, and their outstanding final products.

Landy & Waggett founded Vibrant Design to offer their distinct design process to a wider audience. Their enthusiastic approach to every project – the vibrancy that they bring to the production team and the quality of design—ripples throughout all levels of a production, and is clearly visible in a superior end product.

Our Mission

At Vibrant Design we strive above all to capture and convey our client’s unique sensibilities – our client’s vision is paramount. Every producer, director, and performer is relying on the designer to translate their concept into a magical visual experience that looks great, stands out, makes a bold statement, and captivates an audience – we thrive on that responsibility.

Vibrant Design draws upon a strong, passionate and diverse group of gifted professionals to achieve a visually stunning and fresh design, which will thrill clients and leave them proud of their distinctive product.

Christopher Landy

Christopher Landy is a Brooklyn based lighting designer specializing in television and live events.  His roots are in theatre where he spent many years designing musicals, plays, dance and opera as well as working on Broadway and National tours.  Chris’ theatrical background informs his designs and brings with it a sophisticated and unique look that is often missing in broadcast television.  With a masters degree in lighting and scenic design from NYU, as well as over 25 years of design experience, Chris has the tools necessary to effortlessly design the most beautifully polished and refined pictures.  No one loves lighting and production more than Chris.  That said, not only are all aspects of design and production kept at the highest level, but they are always executed with enthusiasm and a smile.

Christopher’s extensive television credits include work for NBC, CBS, MTV, MTV2, VH1, BET, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, FX, PBS, Spike, Oxygen, Food Network, LOGO, AMC, FUSE, Style Network, NBATV, MSNBC, CNN, and CMT among others.  Shows of note are The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Lip Sync BattleLast Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Boston Pops Fireworks SpectacularTotally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, The Marriage Ref, The Job, Food Network Challenge, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Inside the NFL, and countless MTV shows starting with Total Request Live with Carson Daly.  Chris’ musical background has led him to light concert performances for the likes of Jay-Z, U2, REM, LL Cool J, Justing Timberlake, John Legend, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews and Beck to name a few.

Christopher received an Emmy award for his lighting of MTV’s Unplugged with Katy Perry.  He also received an Emmy Nomination for his work on MSNBC’s coverage of the 2004 Election.

Chris, being the luckiest man alive, is fortunate enough to have married the beautiful and talented production designer, Ellen Waggett.  Besides Vibrant Design, they have produced two amazing children: Max and Samantha.  Last count they had two dogs, two cats, two bunnies, four chickens, and one cheese store.

Ellen Waggett

Ellen Waggett is a New York-based Production Designer.  Her credits span a wide swath of the industry – she has been fortunate to work on multi-camera, single camera, studio and location projects – giving her a breadth of experience unusual for a television designer.

Ellen has received two Emmy nominations – one for her design of Stephen Colbert’s Christmas Special and the other for the sitcom series Whoopi.

Ellen has extensive experience in the world of food television, having designed many projects for Food Network including Sunny Anderson Cooking for Real, Anne Burrell: Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, The Hearty Boys, and Tyler’s Ultimate. Ellen also designed Food Network’s highly acclaimed Chopped both for its original studio in Queens as well as its new incarnation in Chelsea. Other design credits include MTV’s Real World Brooklyn, Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, Sherri, Damages, Craft Corner Deathmatch, Madigan Men, Hope and Faith and NBC’s New Years Celebration in Times Square.

Ellen was the Production Designer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, designing not only the studio set and the daily live show elements, but also all of the filmed remotes for the show, such as Joking Bad, Downton Sixby, Game of Desks, and 6-bee among others. Taking the show on the road, Ellen designed Jimmy Fallon’s Superbowl Special – a week of shows in Indianapolis, as well as a presidential special in North Carolina with President Barack Obama.  Currently she is the Production Designer of Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Ellen splits her time between Brooklyn and Columbia County, NY. She attended Williams College, and went on to receive an MFA in Theatrical Design from NYU.

Our Services

Production Design:

We offer Production Design and Art Direction services for Television and Film as well as Interior Design and Architectural services.

Lighting Design:

We offer a wide range of Lighting Design Services that include Television, Live Performance Concerts, Corporate Events, Exhibits and Installations.

Support and Inspiration:

It is our ultimate goal to provide, not only detailed designs, management and support on every project we undertake, but to provide inspiration to the entire production team.

What’s New

We’ve been so busy we have not caught up here! 

The past year has been nonstop – starting with VH1’s Hip Hop Honors on the Paramount Backlot. For Comedy Central we designed The Opposition with Jordan Klepper and The President Show and two favorite shows for VH1 returned for another year; Dear Mama and Trailblazer Honors. 

Down in Philly we shot Bert Kreischer Stand Up special: Secret Time for Netflix and here in Brooklyn we lit the Food Network Star Finale in the magnificent Kings Theatre. 

For AMC, we launched Live PD, Date Night Live and the Diet Land Aftershow. We continued with PageSix TV ushering it into it’s successful second season.  For MTV, we continued with Seasons 10 and 11 of Wild ’N Out, as well as a couple of our favorite reunions; Teen Mom OG, Teen Mom 2, Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant and The ChallengeComedy Knockout for TBS refused to be knocked out and kept coming back for another season!

We also had a studio installation for The Elvis Durran Aftershow for Facebook/iHeart and several installations for Tiffany’s Flagship store in NYC. 

This Fall started out with the VMA Red Carpet and How Far is Tattoo Far? for MTV as well as Season 2 for I Love You America w/ Sarah Silverman shot out in LA for HULU.

 

 

Tune In

Late Night with Seth Meyers                                                                 How Far is Tattoo Far?

Mon-Thurs   12:35am    NBC                                                                     Thursday  9pm   MTV

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon                                            Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out

Mon-Friday    11:35pm    NBC                                                                    MTV2

I love You, America with Sarah Silverman                                            Cake Boss

Hulu                                                                                                           TLC

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver                                                     Cooks vs. Cons

Sunday   11pm    HBO                                                                               Food Network

Lip Sync Battle                                                                                        Security Brief

Thursday  10pm    Spike                                                                            Syndicated

Chopped

Food Network

 

Scenic & Lighting Design by Vibrant Design
The President Show
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Chopped
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Lip Sync Battle
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon Special feat. President Barack Obama
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon Superbowl Special
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Real World Brooklyn
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Stephen Colbert’s Christmas Special
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Crowd Rules
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style Season 2
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
The Job
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
America’s Best Cooks
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Oxygen Concert Series
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Craft Corner Death Match
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
MTV’s Unplugged
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Logo Trailblazers
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Hip Hop Squares
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Best Moments in Weather
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
MTV New Years Eve w/ Miley Cyrus
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Tyler’s Ultimate
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Bimi’s Cheese Shop
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Bunk
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Rock & Republic Fall 2007 Fashion Show
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
The Emeril Lagasse Show
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
The Opposition with Jordan Klepper
Scenic & Lighting Design by Vibrant Design
The President Show
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Lip Sync Battle
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
The Job
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
America’s Best Cooks
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Oxygen Concert Series
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
MTV’s Unplugged
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Logo Trailblazers
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Hip Hop Squares
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Best Moments in Weather
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
MTV New Years Eve w/ Miley Cyrus
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Bimi’s Cheese Shop
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Bunk
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Rock & Republic Fall 2007 Fashion Show
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
The Emeril Lagasse Show
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
PBS Artist Den: The Frey
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
MTVU Woodie Awards
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Tommy
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Oliver
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Evita
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
The Opposition with Jordan Klepper
Scenic & Lighting Design by Vibrant Design
The President Show
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Lip Sync Battle
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
The Job
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
America’s Best Cooks
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Crowd Rules
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Oxygen Concert Series
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
MTV’s Unplugged
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Logo Trailblazers
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Hip Hop Squares
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Best Moments in Weather
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Bunk
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
The Emeril Lagasse Show
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
PBS Artist Den: The Frey
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
MTV New Years Eve w/ Miley Cyrus
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Rock & Republic Fall 2007 Fashion Show
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
MTVU Woodie Awards
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Tommy
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Oliver
Lighting Design by Christopher Landy
Evita
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Bimi’s Cheese Shop
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
The President Show
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Chopped
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Real World Brooklyn
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Stephen Colbert’s Christmas Special
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style Season 2
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Crowd Rules
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Whoopi
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Can Openers
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Craft Corner Death Match
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Sherri
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Cooking for Real
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Best Moments in Weather
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Tyler’s Ultimate
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Hope & Faith
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Bimi’s Cheese Shop
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Bunk
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
The Emeril Lagasse Show
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
YouTube Studios New York
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Secrets of A Restaurant Chef
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
One Ocean View
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Queens Supreme
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Air America Radio
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
The President Show
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Chopped
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Real World Brooklyn
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Stephen Colbert’s Christmas Special
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style Season 2
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Crowd Rules
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Whoopi
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Can Openers
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Craft Corner Death Match
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Sherri
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Cooking for Real
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Best Moments in Weather
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Tyler’s Ultimate
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Hope & Faith
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Bunk
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
The Emeril Lagasse Show
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Secrets of A Restaurant Chef
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
One Ocean View
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Queens Supreme
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
Air America Radio
Lighting and Set Design by Vibrant Design
Bimi’s Cheese Shop
Scenic Design by Ellen Waggett
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