Hello! We Are ILLUME

An event design + production company based in Pittsburgh, PA

Founded in 2012, ILLUME Lighting + Event Design (CRU Design, LLC) is an event design and production company specializing in lighting, draping, decor, and audio visual services. We comprise a team with backgrounds ranging from live production to corporations all coming together to produce your event. Though we call Pittsburgh home, we proudly design for clients anywhere their event may call home including nationwide and international destinations.

You rarely get a second chance when planning a significant event such as a wedding or social gathering. So it is essential to have a confident, experienced, and motivated team to work with you through the planning process – and bring your ideas to actuality. Our team will work for you as we design and execute your perfect event, listening to your ideas and budget requirements while helping you achieve your dream event on time.

From Our Founder

At ILLUME we are dedicated to the highest quality of service, delivered with our own brand of imagination, originality and creativity. We do not sell you ideas we have on a shelf at our warehouse just to make a sale but a truly customized atmosphere that matches your vision, theme and ambiance. A majority of our draping and decor inventory is fabricated by myself or my team to the exact specifications required.

I’m often asked what drives me to keep my business thriving. I think the answer is simple. Meeting with a client and discussing their event then seeing their ideas become a reality is what motivates me to do what I do. There is no greater feeling than speaking with a client after their event and realizing the impact myself and my team had on their event.

I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Chris Ubinger | Founder + Chief Creative Officer

Our Team

I’m the mastermind behind all the creative elements here at ILLUME. I’ve been in the entertainment industry for over fifteen years mostly lighting concerts, corporate, and theatrical productions globally. When I’m not designing (hardly ever) for my clients, I’m either watching movies, with family, playing with my dogs, or in Disney World.

Chris Ubinger

Founder + Chief Creative Officer

Kristin Maher

Production Manager

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