Preston has always been a lover of art and music. When he founded Pulse lighting with his brother, he merged these two artistic passions, combining his intuitive understanding of music with the rich aesthetic he had developed as a painter and graphic designer.
Preston has been working in the lighting industry for 15+ years, and in that time has proven to be a valuable asset to any project. He first made his mark as a Lighting Director on tour with Furthur, featuring original Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. He went on to design tours for John Legend, Grace Potter, Trombone Shorty and jam-band stalwarts moe., with whom he’s been touring since 2014.
Aside from designing concert tours, Preston has also designed stages and site lighting for major festivals such as Summer Camp Music Festival, Warren Haynes’s Christmas Jam, Boston Calling, Grand Point North, and Ghostland.
Preston is also experienced in broadcast television lighting for sporting events such as Super Bowl XLVII, the NCAA Men’s Final Four, National Ice Skating competitions, National Gymnastic competitions and Olympic trials.
Currently Preston serves as the Lighting Designer for moe., Grace Potter, and Trombone Shorty.
Preston Hoffman Vice-President, Owner Lighting Designer & Director