Creative Technology and Live Entertainment require teamwork.
A successful team contains a spirit of cooperation and each new project requires a new set of skills.
We regularly augment our team with new team members that have the skill sets necessary for each project.
We choose team members that we know will be committed and bring a level of excellence to each particular project, and whom we know will work well together.
From the beginning, our intention in forming BOX OF WISHES was to be independent, to bring excellence and expertise to projects, and to create a company that takes a design-centered approach to project management, business development, production management, manufacturer representation, and to assist with product development in order to adapt existing technologies used in other industries to the live entertainment industry.
We exist across business categories to facilitate uncommon or difficult projects that don’t fit neatly in a single business category.
BOX OF WISHES is a firm created to collaborate with artists, architects, designers, developers, and fabricators to bring uncommon creativity to reality and expert resources to creativity. That is where we are already headed. We want you to come with us. Let's collaborate on a project?
TEAMWORK + COLLABORATION
ABOUT OUR TEAM
Lis Roncato is a dynamic and forward-thinking professional. She thrives in combining strategic planning expertise with a hands-on management. Regularly takes responsibility for driving growth optimizing processes, and improving productivity. She is happy wearing many hats but is a key player producing, consulting, and providing production support on various projects involving live entertainment, multimedia, business development, marketing, & sales.
She brings vast experience from different industries, which includes the film industry, live show production, event production, the fintech world, the translation world, and the humanitarian world. Having degrees and working experience in Multimedia Design, Engineering, Business Administration, and Project Management… An entrepreneur at heart, she has 25 years of profiting and learning from her failures and successes and is proud of the lessons that came along the way.
To Box of Wishes, she brings her on-the-ground international experience building projects in: Europe (5+ years), Oceania (1 year), Asia (1 year), Africa (1 1/2 years), North America (10+ years), and as a native of Latin America (10+ years). She is fluent and has worked in various languages with working proficiency in English, French & Spanish, and is a native speaker of Portuguese.
Peter Thompson is an experienced project director and designer with 2 decades of experience in lighting, video, and special effects. With Box of Wishes, he takes on any number of roles from moving light programmer to project manager to designer. His background in philosophy guides his aesthetic and pragmatic ideas offering creative solutions in the fields of technical direction, project management, consulting, system, lighting, video, and special effects design.
His in-depth knowledge of construction, live event, and production includes familiarity with the latest code requirements, safety standards, and the latest in entertainment technology. At home with engineers, electricians, artists, acrobats, designers, directors, technicians, and software developers, he is content to collaborate at any and every level.
His proven experience working on multiple scales: whether a bar with an automated chandelier or massive multimillion dollar construction project his skills will scale with your needs.
Paul Marques is an experienced lighting specialist and software programmer with 2 decades of experience in lighting, projection, and special effects. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University in Media Studies and an Associate Degree in Information Technology.
His experience running the lighting departments for multiple large scale shows: Ringling Bros. Red Show, Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, & The Beatles’ Love by Cirque du Soleil, has developed numerous practical and personal skills. A proven problem solver and innovator, he continues to sharpen his skills and to develop his abilities in different areas. This has led Paul into a keen interest in Software Programming. He speaks multiple languages.
With Box of Wishes, he takes on any number of roles, from programmer to project manager, technician to crew chief, whether it is an emergency re-solder of an LED to running a crew of 40+ from arranging lines of pixel tapes to rewriting lines of code, Paul is our go-to, get-it-done guy.
Gabriela Roncato is an architect and urban planner, passionate about the universe of innovation and contemporary design. Born in Brazil, she has deepened her knowledge with her Masters in Interior Design in Italy, where she strongly reconnected with her roots and the culture of her ancestors. This experience has consolidated her style by using the combination of “re-signifying memories” with “affective design”. Her work has increasingly been evolving and maturing, and the results are quite impressive.
Gabriela has started working with Box of Wishes as a freelancer while still in school and has been taking increasingly more responsibility, depending on the project. She now brings a technical design, as well as a parametric vision for project development, and her knowledge in 3D and realistic images helps configure ideas and finalize proposals to customers. She also presents her mid 20's visions and desires to our team, and keeps us grounded with the millenials new entertainment desires.
She is a specialist in CAD, Sketchup, AutoDesk 3ds Max, Rhino, Vectorworks, and ArchiCad and she speaks multiple languages.