From an early age I have always enjoyed painting, sculpting and telling stories. For me lighting design merges all three ideas into one, telling a variety of stories by sculpting and painting the stage with light. Lighting design should evoke the spirit of the story being told. On every project, whether architecture, corporate events, dance, fashion, film or theater, I strive to collaborate with clients, artists and designers to compliment the story being told. 

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Drew is the principal lighting designer and founder of Ch'i Design Studio, LLC a production design company located in New York City, with clients ranging from theater and dance to fashion and corporate events. Collaborations include work with adidas, Calvin Klein, Cipriani's 55 Wall Street and 25 Broadway venues, The Ford Foundation, Givenchy, Haddad Brands, HERE Arts Center, The Juilliard School, The Kennedy Center,  La Mama, MILK Studios, Moynihan Station, The New York Shakespeare Exchange, NIKE, The Public Theater, The Signature Theatre, Spring Studios, Village Alliance, Waldrof Astoria Ballroom and many others. His work has been seen throughout the United States, Canada and China.

Drew holds an MFA in design from New York University, where he was the recipient of the J.S. Seidman award.
He also has a BA in theater from the University of Michigan - Flint.

Member of the United Scenic Artists Local #829.


The New York Times Critic's Pick Happy Birthday, Wanda June will be transferring to the Duke Theater.
Opening Night, October 23rd, 2018.
Closing Night, November, 30th, 2018.

Best Design – Lighting (Nomination)                     Encore Michigan, Wilde Awards: Willy Wonka                                       2017
Best Lighting Design (Nomination)                        Broadway World Reg. Awards (Detroit): Adventures of Robin Hood      2017
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Short Subject  Midtown International Theatre Festival (NYC): Staged Reading            2012