Sam Swagert Lighting Designer

Since joining UVLD in 2018, Sam Swagert has become an instrumental member of our team, contributing as a Lighting Designer and programmer to many of our larger projects. Among his recent projects are the design for Walmart’s International Associates’ meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas over the last two years, the Caesars Sportsbook popup at the Super Bowl, lighting for the seminal British New Wave band Culture Club, and overseeing the installation and design for themed in-store entertainment at CAMP stores.

In the corporate sector, he has created designs for IBM, Novo Nordisk, Eli Lily, BMW, and Major League Baseball. On the conference circuit, he’s illuminated events for Twitch, Zoom, Qualtrics, SaaStr, GDC, and Blackhat. He notably lit the Northeastern Experience, a fundraising event for the eponymous University at the historic Cabot Center.

His expertise lies in lighting for camera, understanding how to craft a clean image for the screen without compromising visual excitement. Sam brings a collaborative approach to his work and is proud of the relationships he has developed with creative directors and producers.

A graduate of Emerson College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in lighting design. On the theatrical side, Sam has worked with American Repertory Theater at Harvard, Boston Lyric Stage, and Arts Emerson.

Sam called Phoenix home. In his spare time, Sam enjoys hiking, photography, and embarking on road trips across the US. He often retreats to Cape Cod to soak up the sunshine, sea breeze, and indulge in a concerning amount of oysters.