About Us
ILLUME Lighting + Event Design is dedicated to the highest quality of service, delivered with our own brand of imagination, originality and creativity.

ILLUME Lighting + Event Design (CRU Design, LLC)  is a boutique lighting and event design company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, providing distinctive event designs to clients in our region. Though we call Pittsburgh home, we proudly serve our clients nationwide. Established in 2012, ILLUME is a comprehensive resource for event clients calling for a creatively designed and skillfully executed event.

You rarely get a second chance when planning a significant event. This is why it is essential to have a confident, experienced, and motivated team to work with you through the planning process – and bring your dreams to life. Our team will work for you as you design and execute your perfect event, listening to your ideas, and helping you achieve your dream event. We will create an atmosphere styled to perfection that your guests will never forget.

Behind The Design

Chris Ubinger - President + Designer of ILLUME Lighting + Event Design

Chris Ubinger

President + Designer

With over fifteen years of experience in event lighting and design, I continue to push the boundaries with stunning lighting and visual enhancements to clients’ events around the country. Locally, I have designed and illuminated numerous privately hosted events; such as Riverlife’s Party at the Pier and the annual Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve functions. I have also traveled with various touring productions, where I spent time learning and honing my skills as a design professional; before choosing to bring my expertise back to my hometown, here in Pittsburgh.

When designing your event, my philosophy is to meet with you, listen to your thoughts, then work with you to create a distinctive experience that you and your guests will never forget. Throughout the entire process, I work to guide you in the best ways to achieve your goals and ease the stress that comes with planning an event. I am always researching the latest trends and intend to stay ahead of the curve, offering the most current and modern lighting and design ideas.