Will Potts is an award winning lighting, show and production designer.
Will won a Knight Of Illumination Award for his design work with critically acclaimed electronic act Disclosure in 2014 and won the award a second time for his work with Sam Smith in 2015.
Will graduated in 2006 with a BA (Technical and Production Art) from the Royal Scottish Conservatoire (RSC) where he trained in theatre.
Since graduation, Will has positioned himself in professional production and creative roles within the live industry and has worked with a wide variety of artists in different genres of performance - from cutting edge contemporary performance art and theatre, through television broadcasts and large scale events to arena size live concerts and global tours.
Specialising in Lighting and Show Design, and with a passion for live music, Will offers artists and their teams a dedicated, personal and inventive approach to live design and creative direction taking inspiration from the artists with whom he works, and the exciting technology around him.
Lighting Design Creative Direction Production Design Global Touring
Set Design Show Design Creative Consultancy Concept Creation
"Will Potts won for his stripped back, stylish, tightly choreographed lighting."
- Knight Of Illumination Award - Sam Smith, 2015
"..outstanding lighting and visuals."
- Brag Magazine on Disclosure, 2016
"...an impressive light and laser show, some of the best i’ve seen in the Opera House which is a MASSIVE call"
- The Interns on Disclosure, 2016
"His suit was sharp, his 10-piece band sharper still, the lighting spectacular."
- London Evening Standard on Sam Smith, 2015
"As for the visual spectacle, the projections and light show were on point, featuring the brothers as stars more than a typical electronic artist."
- Consequence Of Sound on Disclosure, 2015
"one of the weekend's more impressive stage designs."
- Rolling Stone on Bonaroo Festival - Disclosure, 2014
"Every song is accompanied by amazing visual effects that provide a unique aesthetic to each of them, turning the show into a set of many delightful sensory experiences."
- The Upcoming on Disclosure, 2015
"hugely impressive video show."
- Manchester Evening News on Disclosure, 2014
"The light show was impressive, and the eight-piece band simply but strongly presented on their stepped platforms."
- New Zealand Herald on Sam Smith, 2014