FX was founded in 1986, initially providing Set and Lighting Services for Corporate Meetings, Live Events and Tradeshows. The Company soon expanded to provide Set Design, Lighting Design and Installation services for Broadcast Television Clients, News, Sports and Entertainment Programs, as well as Experiential Environments for Museums, Theme Parks, Retail, and Corporate Headquarters.
Over the years we have developed and honed our Design Process, which is the bedrock for everything we do. It is a very engaging, and we feel enjoyable collaborative process that when followed, allows us to deliver better, and more tailored designs for our clients.
In 1996 FX purchased its current home; a 50,000 square foot facility located just outside of Orlando, Florida. FX’s centralized operations are key to the company’s ability to deliver the industry’s only truly turnkey solution; Set Design, Lighting Design, Motion Design and Fabrication all under one roof.
Continuing the growth and expansion, in 2010 FX purchased Giant Octopus, a leader in Motion Design for Broadcast with clients worldwide, including WABC, Regis and Kelly, AP, BYU Sports, WCBS, BON TV China, KHOU, WANE, WFTV and KXAN.
Our facility not only houses the fabrication shop which includes Carpentry, Metal, Sign, Paint and Laminating areas complete with two CNC Router Tables and a Large Format Vaccu-Form Table, it is also home to our Project Managers, and Set, Motion and Lighting Design Teams, who are only a few steps away from the shop floor. This proximity allows them to keep a watchful eye on projects, and collaborate to develop new materials and products. This close knit operation and team spirit allows us to control the quality, communication, delivery and cost of each part of every project.
In nearly 32 years, FX has built an impressive and varied portfolio of projects from Network, Cable, Affiliate Broadcast Studios, and On Air Packages, to environments for Theme Parks, Museums and Corporate Offices. Some of our more recent Set projects include REELZ Channel, KPIX, Kansas City Chiefs, WPIX, KOTV, WRAL, KTVT, WXYZ, KJRH, WOFL, KVVU’s “More” and WCCO, the 2013 BDA Gold Award Winner.
FX Design Group and its creative team, led by Mack McLaughlin, have been honored over the years with numerous awards, including Emmys and Promax/BDA Awards for Design, as well as many Community and Civic Awards for their contributions to the Local Community.