The Mystery of Irma Vep Hauser Lighting
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Light is a technically difficult yet astonishing medium that requires mastery of varied and continually evolving disciplines. 


HLDesign integrates the art, science and technology of illumination to help inspire, support and refine your project’s objectives.


Our design & management work has been executed in countries such as China, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Canada which gives our clients the added benefit of international experience.


HLDesign has the further advantage of an intimate knowledge of stagecraft, allowing empathy with performers and directors that goes well beyond the typical technician’s brief.

With a professional lighting designer on your team you will see your project's vision realised.



HLDesign integrates art, technology, and creative passion to execute the perfect project.


Professional Services


Theatrical, corporate and live entertainment lighting design

Architectural Lighting Design & Consulting

Technical management

3D modelling and rendering

2D drawings and floor plans

Planning and Design

CAD & Pre-visualisation services (Vectorworks Spotlight, Dialux, Relux)

Lighting Programming: ETC EOS, GrandMA2 & 1, MA Dot2 and Avolite Titan Consoles














HL Design is headed by Oliver Hauser.


Oliver’s is a multi-award-winning lighting designer whose passion, creativity, integrity, and energetic work ethic has become well known in the South African live events industry.

After achieving a diploma in Entertainment Technology in 2009, Hauser has worked on over 250 productions across a wide range of genres: Television, drama, comedy, opera, musicals, avant-garde dance, contemporary music and conceptual performance.

He has designed, co-ordinated and managed lighting for productions at prestigious venues in the UK, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, China, the US and in other cities internationally.


Best Lighting Design 2019 Naledi Theatre Awards (Metamorphosis)

Best Lighting Design 2018 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards (African Gothic)



Diploma in Entertainment Technology

Currently studying: Advanced Diploma in Illumination Engineering

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