Julian is a freelance theatrical lighting designer originally from the small town of Iron Mountain, MI but claims Houghton, MI as his hometown. He attended Alma College in Alma, MI as a Psychology Major before switching to Theatre & Dance, with an Emphasis in Theatre. After graduation he moved to Kansas City, MO to attend the University of Missouri -Kansas City M.F.A. program in Theatrical Design & Technology. Upon graduating UMKC in 2003 he moved to Chicago where he currently resides with his fiancé. While in Chicago, Julian has designed for several companies that span varied genres of performance. In addition to freelance design Julian has: worked three seasons at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as a Lighting Assistant, worked two seasons at Chicago Opera Theater as the Lighting Director & Assistant Lighting Designer, assisted his mentor, Victor En Yu Tan at the Goodman Theatre, been the Master Electrician of Writer’s Theater for one season, and worked as the Rental Manager of Chicago Spotlight, Inc. & Designlab Chicago. Julian is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.