Ed Coco has almost 30 years of experience working professionally in the entertainment industry. He is currently the Head of Design And Creative for The Joe Lewis Company. (www.joelewiscompany.com) Highlights at JLC include eight years of designing the red carpet for the Grammy Awards as well as designing the arrivals preshow for the Billboard Music Awards, iHeart Radio Music Awards, and the American Music Awards. He also designed the scenic for Red Bull Rampage for three years, and was the Production Designer for the CBS broadcast headquarters at Super Bowl 50. Prior to joining JLC, Edward worked for ten years as a Senior Production Designer for Viacom/MTV Networks. There he developed productions, concerts, red carpets, and special events for networks such as Comedy Central, MTV, MTV2, CMT, Nickelodeon, VH1, SPIKE TV, BET and many others. Other Corporate clients have included Anheuser-Busch, McDonalds, BMW, CNN, Showtime, Dick Clark Productions, the NFL, Red Bull, Audi, the Los Angeles Chargers, and CBS. Ed has also designed specials for comedians such as Kevin Hart, John Oliver, Craig Ferguson, and Bill Burr while working with the video production company Art & Industry.
In New York Ed contributed to a number of Broadway and Off Broadway productions for organizations such as Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre, and the New York Theatre Workshop. Ed’s Broadway credits include Associate Scenic Designer for the original production and National Tour of the musical Spring Awakening and Associate Scenic Designer for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and National Tour of Green Day’s American Idiot. He has worked across the country in numerous major regional theatres including Hartford Stage, The Guthrie Theatre, Yale Rep, Seattle Rep, and the American Repertory Theatre.
From 2009-2013 Edward was an instructor in the graduate program at New York University (Tisch School of the Arts), teaching set studio, computer drafting, and 3d Modeling for Scenic Design. For eight years he was an adjunct Theatrical Design instructor at the Rutgers University/Mason Gross School of the Arts. Edward has also taught Theatrical Design at Arizona State University, and is a former theatre faculty member at Stephens College. He is a member of United Scenic Artists local 829.
Edward holds an MFA in Scenic and Lighting Design from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from the University Of Missouri.