With more than two decades in the live event industry, Ray Winkler, CEO of Stufish Entertainment Architects, continues to push the creative boundaries of entertainment architecture with seamless, elegant designs for live shows. Winkler’s design style was influenced by the late Mark Fisher who inspired him to specialize in kinetic architecture and stage design. A natural fit for his works execution is a collaboration between Stufish Entertainment Architects and TAIT. The two companies have worked together since the early 90’s and most recently kicked off Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour together.
This past month, Winkler was back at TAIT to collaborate on Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. Kierston Powell, Marketing Coordinator at TAIT, sat down with Winkler to discuss his career, inspirations, and design processes.