Joanna McLoughlin :
Joanna McLoughlin started working in the Live Events industry at the tender age of 16 - (known then as Jo Hartle) learning to do lights at the famed Pink Toothbrush Club in Essex. Over just a few months she moved from club nights to live acts and was then asked by the visiting bands to tour with them for PDs. Her work as a lighting designer led to regular touring as LD for the up and coming bands of the then new indie scene and grunge bands from Seattle.
Her creativity with light came from always having a love for the music she was responding to and the fact that she sees music in colour, shape and form, almost like a type of synesthesia. She was the youngest person in the world and the first woman to train on the LSD IKON, and worked across the world designing and operating lights and eventually all aspects of production for the first six years of her career. Towards the end of this period, she moved into Production and Tour Managing before returning to study and qualify as a Professional Youth and Community Worker.