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.
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 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 Battle, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, Totally 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 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.
We offer Production Design and Art Direction services for Television and Film as well as Interior Design and Architectural services.
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.
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 Challenge. Comedy 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.
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
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Cooks vs. Cons
Sunday 11pm HBO Food Network
Lip Sync Battle Security Brief
Thursday 10pm Spike Syndicated