Design Productions, LLC began as a simple lighting company in 2005 and we haven't looked back since. We are now one of the largest and most watched production companies in the south. In 2011, we won an EPIC Award for best team effort. In 2012, we won the Parnelli Award for Hometown Hero Lighting Company in the Southeastern region. Our team consists of experts, artists, designers and professional techs who do nothing but special event production.

Design Productions, LLC is a full service lighting, drapery and audio visual production company located in Birmingham, Alabama and servicing the southeast. Known for our exquisite wedding and corporate event designs, Design Productions has broken the boundaries of traditional AV, lighting and drapery by bringing in and adapting new technologies and never-before-seen designs.

With backgrounds in broadcast television, theatre, concert productions and special event lighting, Design Productions works with you throughout the course of the project, providing you with guidance and expertise to ensure a powerful and professional production.

Andy Tolar

As an event production and design expert with almost thirty years of experience in the field, Andy’s passion and dedication to events runs deep in his roots of broadcast television, theatre and concert production. With a keen eye for detail and a flair for the dramatic, Andy has produced and designed events that leave a lasting impression on attendees.

Beyond event production, Andy is an adventurer at heart. As a private pilot, he has flown his 1946 North American Navion airplane to California and back, tackling the trip in two days and roughly 16 hours each way. When he’s not up in the air, you may find him underwater. As a seasoned rescue SCUBA diver, having explored places like the reefs of Roatan, the Cenotes (caves) of Tulum and wrecks of Isla Mujeres, among others. He’s always up for exploring new cities and countries both in the states and overseas.

When he’s not globetrotting, you will find Andy spending time with his two dogs, Foster and Joy and cat Max. Occasionally, he will foster dogs for rescues like Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue and Sav-A-Lab Labrador Rescue.

Ellis Funderburk

Ellis hails from Knoxville, TN and holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Auburn University. With a background as an event coordinator for a private club and experience managing a fine dining event venue and boutique hotel, Ellis has mastered the art of crafting unforgettable experiences.

When she's not immersed in her work, Ellis cherishes her role as a mother to her two young daughters. Whether she's volunteering at their school, whipping up delicious meals in the kitchen, or sharing her culinary expertise with her children, family time is a top priority.

Ellis is deeply committed to her clients' goals and ensures that her team members have the necessary support to thrive in their roles. Her dedication to excellence shines through in everything she does.

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