Tobias Gärdsback Rylander

Swedish-born, Los Angeles based lighting designer Tobias G. Rylander has created an explosive impact within the industry through his ingenious vision of visual expression. After realising his interest in lighting and visual design, he worked for several years as a lighting technician in Sweden. In 2007 he begin to design and tour with European acts such as Lykke Li, Fever Ray, and Miike Snow. Within just a few years, he gained worldwide recognition as a highly innovative, daring, and accomplished live show conceptual designer, working with acts such as The XX, Mark Ronson, Phoenix and the Strokes. Tobias has recently branched out into the fashion world, designing events for clients like Balenciaga, Calvin Klein and AcneStudios. He continues to create stage and lighting designs most recently for acts such as The 1975, Drake, Robyn, FKA Twigs, London Grammar and Skepta. Tobias was awarded the prestigious ‘Knights of Illumination’ 2016 award for his work with The 1975.