Chicago Stage Equipment Co. Inc., DBA Design & Drafting, was incorporated in 1985. Designers in all entertainment markets have benefitted from using our software products, while simultaneously we’ve used their work and feedback to continually push the creative envelope for industry professionals. LD Assistant is our flagship product, and we believe it represents the future of CAD in entertainment industry.
The company's main focus is creating advanced yet easy-to-use lighting design and event planning software. With thousands of users in over 20 countries, Design & Drafting is uniquely poised to provide expertise, innovative products and services to address lighting, sound, video and scenery design needs in CAD.
At Design & Drafting, we understand much more than just CAD ... we understand Design, and more importantly, we understand your business. Our software solutions successfully combines lighting and event planning into an ALL-IN-ONE product with 100% DWG compatibility, designed for users at any level of technical expertise.
Rufus W. Warren III - Founder & President
Rufus's focus at Design & Drafting is to develop, manage, and execute the long term strategic vision of the company. Rufus's strong technical background allows him to effectively combine technical and business requirements to help drive strategic business development initiatives with partners.
Florin Nitu - Director, Software Development
Florin has been instrumental in developing LD Assistant. With his attention to the smallest detail and his advance knowledge of CAD, Computer Graphics and Multimedia, Florin has successfully combines lighting, sound, video, set design and event planning into an ALL-IN-ONE CAD program.
John E. Gorman - Director, Engineering
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By Rufus W. Warren III and John E. Gorman