At Brite Ideas, we believe that our talented design staff is our competitive edge. Accelerated education and advanced training, coupled with extensive experience, enables us to provide state-of-the-art, cost-effective solutions for your lighting needs.
All of our designers hold degrees in Theatrical Lighting Design. Our designers also possess a wealth of real world experiences, combined with intuitive design skills. Many of our staff have been factory certified in programming, operation and maintenance of the latest intelligent lighting technology.
We take what we do seriously, and we believe in the phrase:
"How you create is as important as what you create." Attitude, attention to detail and follow-through are all extremely important to us.
Co-Founder & CEO
Greg Christy is a 1984 graduate of the California State University, Fullerton, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatrical Lighting Design and a Minor in Sound Design techniques.
In 1987, Greg garnered the first of many accolades from Special Events magazine as the Gala Award winner of “Most Imaginative Use of Lighting.” His innovative design for illumination of 70,000 square feet of tented party space, hosting the Inaugural Opening of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, landed him in the forefront of the Southern California special events market place.
Greg has achieved an unsurpassed reputation in this field, as the creator of dynamic solutions for corporate meeting planners, theatrical performance producers, and live television broadcast coordinators, on an international scale. Event Solutions magazine recognized Greg in ‘03 and ‘04 for lighting design, stage design, and technical direction endeavors. In 2005, SRO magazine named him one of the TOP 50 Technical Directors in the US. High praise continued with the nomination for the Technical Director of the Year and the 2006 award for Technical Supplier of the Year from Event Solutions Magazine, as well as, the prestigious VISION & VISIONARIES award for his career achievements in business and his philanthropic endeavors to the community from California State University, Fullerton. Coming full circle, in 2007 Greg received his third Special Events Magazine Gala award for the opening of the concert hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Once again, Greg broke new ground by illuminating the tent strictly with video content delivered through several types of LED fixtures. In 2008, Special Event Magazine awarded Greg with Best Achievement in Technical Support for the opening of the Broad gallery at the LA County Museum of Art. This event included flying stages with live performers, 70,000lbs of chandeliers flying over the guests' heads, and one of the largest Kabuki drops ever attempted.
Greg’s lighting design credits are all encompassing including: Republican National Convention, Media Press appearances for Bush, Reagan, and Dole, NFL Super Bowls for over ten years, broadcast lighting for the dedication ceremony of the Nixon Presidential Library, and the televised State Funeral; numerous charitable events including: Fire & Ice Ball, Hollywood Alzheimer Benefit, Louis Vitton’s United Cancer Fund. Movie / Theatre premiers: Mama Mia, Rent, Aida, Austin Powers, Lord of the Rings. Corporate Events: Grand Opening of the Venetian Resort - Las Vegas, Cisco, Sun Microsystems, WAMU, Kawasaki.
Internationally, he has successfully coordinated technical productions for Option One and ING Corporation in Canada; Thermo King in Cabo San Lucas; ASTA in Glasgow, Scotland; American Express in Cancun; Jumex in Mexico City, and Media Asia in Cannes, France. Personally served as TD for name acts: Maroon 5, Goo Goo Dolls, Black Eyed Peas, Santana, Jay Leno, Michael Bolton, Bonnie Raitt, Tony Bennett, Don Henley, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Kenny Loggins and Sir Elton John.
Co-Founder & CFO
Julia Christy is a 1983 graduate of California State University Fullerton, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatrical Lighting Design and Minor in Stage Management. In 1991, she pursued and completed a Certification program in Labor Law and Worker’s Compensation, and in 1999 she was awarded Certification in Conflict Management. More recently, in 2007, Julia was honored by California State University, Fullerton, as one of 50 Women of Distinction, for her philanthropy, and business contributions to the community.
Her experience at California State University Fullerton included stage management of numerous plays, musicals, and dance concerts. In addition, she designed, operated, and technically coordinated the school of the arts summer repertory of stage productions at the Brea Civic Center. Julia also completed a student internship program at the renowned South Coast Repertory Theater in Costa Mesa, as an assistant lighting designer and electrician. Besides design experience, Julia has also provided stage management services to talents such as: Diana Ross, Amy Grant, Smothers Brothers, Tony Bennett, Crystal Gayle, Marty Stewart, Nell Carter, and Michael McDonald. As a consummate multi-tasker, she also brings to the organization 6 years of retail sales and customer service experience. Julia is also a mother of two daughters.