Piers Shepperd - Technical Design & Production For Events
Piers Shepperd is the Technical Director at Wonder Works. Over the last 25 years, his career has spanned design, production management, lighting, automation and development of cutting edge manufacturing processes involving clients from Her Majesty the Queen to Queen the rock band. He has delivered critically acclaimed projects such as: We Will Rock You, U2 Popmart Tour, and Rolling Stones Licks World Tour.
In 2004, as Associate Technical Director for the Athens Olympics 2004 Opening and Ceremonies, Piers was
made directly responsible for staging and technical coordination, including the technical design and delivery
of the iconic Olympic fire rings, chamber and lake effect. In 2006 as Head of Technical Design, he was instrumental in the creation of the world’s largest outdoor LED screen and huge chamber system for the Doha Asian Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies. In 2008, as Design Manager for ES Projects, he worked with renowned UK architect Zaha Hadid to deliver the award winning touring Chanel Art Pavilion. He was the Technical Director for the London 2012 Ceremonies. Critically acclaimed highlights included: the flown molten Olympic rings, the cauldron and James Bond and the Queen’s parachute stunt.
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