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 his way through the technical side of the industry for several years as a lighting technician at local lighting companies and as a stage technician at the Swedish Royal Opera. 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 lighting and live show conceptual design, working with acts such as The XX, Mark Ronson, Phoenix and the Strokes.

Tobias has recently branched out into the fashion world, designing runway shows and events for clients like Balenciaga and Calvin Klein. He continues to create stage and lighting designs most recently for acts such as The 1975, Robyn, FKA Twigs, London Grammar, Little Dragon and Skepta.

His most recent work is an multi sensory art installation in collaboration with Karen O and Danger Mouse at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles

Tobias was awarded the prestigious ‘Knights of Illumination’ 2016 award for his work with The 1975.