Devlin Design Group Announces Dan Devlin as Chief Executive Officer, Kartik Dakshinamoorthy as President and Co-Owner

Wednesday September 7, 2022

Devlin Design Group, the leading global set design and lighting design company announced the appointment of Dan Devlin as DDG’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Kartik Dakshinamoorthy as President and Co-Owner with a 50% stake in the company. 

“The elevated partnership with Kartik Dakshinamoorthy adds a special layer of leadership to our brand. I couldn’t ask for a better fit,” said Dan Devlin, founder and newly named CEO of Devlin Design Group. “For the past twenty-three years, learning the business from the ground up, Kartik has proven his leadership qualities and has contributed to shaping the company into what it is today. I look forward to his partnership on long term strategic initiatives in this fast-changing business, as well as his unwavering commitment to our clients.  Kartik will continue to act as the head of scenic design in his expanded role.” 

“Dan and I have a big ambition to continue to expand the business. By working together we’ve been able to share incredible growth.” said Kartik Dakshinamoorthy, new Co-Owner and President. “There’s a positive outlook for the years ahead, and I am dedicated to leading Team DDG on our principles of Creativity, Knowledge and Innovation. I believe the continued success of DDG is to make certain our clients enjoy and benefit not only from our cutting-edge design, but most importantly from our customer-centric focus on every project as we move forward.”

Dan Devlin founded the company thirty-eight years ago. He has a Master of Architecture from Arizona State University. Eight PROMAX Gold Awards, nine Set of the Year trophies, and more than two dozen EMMY awards adorn his trophy case.

Kartik Dakshinamoorthy received a Master of Architecture from the University of Arizona.  He has won a dozen Emmys, nine Set of the Year trophies, eight PROMAX Gold Awards, and a silver Telly Award.

About Devlin Design Group:

Devlin Design Group is one of the most influential set design and lighting design firms in the world. They are renowned for their iconic sets for news, sports, esports, entertainment and branded environments, expert scenic lighting and their energy and commitment to design excellence, with a fresh perspective… Creativity, Knowledge and Innovation.

For more information, contact Diane ‘DiFi’ Fiolek.  248.875.9565