Melissa Joakim is a lighting and projection designer, scenographer and stage manager in Toronto, Canada. She holds a BFA Specialized Honours from York University.

She has won a Dora Mavor Moore Award in Scenic Design, and has been nominated in Outstanding Lighting Design as well as  for the Pauline McGibbon Award. 

Melissa has toured Internationally and across Canada. She is proficient in programming Qlab, Isadora, Modul8 and Max 7. She is an animator building in Adobe Suite, Synthetik Studio and by hand-drawing.

Biography

She is skilled in photography and videography, as well as green screen shooting and editing. She is able to program live video feeds, multiple surface projection mapping, interactive video, and Midi-operation and generation.

Melissa plays in post-punk band Processor, ambient group No Colour Blue, and solo compositions under the name Saturn City. She has a strong interest in avant-garde music and literature.

 
 

MELISSA JOAKIM

Lighting +

Production

Design

 

Portfolio

 
Picture of M. Joakim by Dahlia Katz
Toka (Residency Workshop) Photo by Dahli
Toka (Residency Workshop) Photo by Dahli
Brain Storm
Brain Storm
Brain Storm
Stars: Together (Crow's Theatre)
Stars: Together (Crow's Theatre)
Two Odysseys
Two Odysseys
Almighty Voice and His Wife
Almighty Voice and His Wife
Isitwendam
Isitwendam
Prophecy Fog
Prophecy Fog
ThisisthePoint-photobyDahliaKatz-7122
This is the Point
Flashing Lights
Flashing Lights
Flashing Lights
Alien Creature
Alien Creature
Nicole Power, Kat Letwin, Hunter Cardinal, Tyrone Savage, Michael Cox, Tess Benger, Shaina Silver-Ba
Chasse Gallerie
Chasse Gallerie
Tuku Matthews, d'bi
d'bi
Amina Alfred, d'bi
Jon Blair, Alexander Thomas
The Ballad of B
The Ballad of B
Kate Etienne, Michael Dufays, Priscilla Taylor, Christina Gordon, Gab Desmond, 4640
Gertrude and Alice
Nature of Things
Gertrude and Alice
A Side of Dreams
Paradisical Rites
A Side of Dreams
Upcoming

01

Sea Sick
The Theatre Centre
Stage Manager + Touring Lighting Design

02

11:11 AR + ASL Workshop
Theatre Passe Muraille
Consultant

03

TOKA
Theatre Passe Muraille + Lemontree Creations
Lighting Designer
 
 
Outstanding Scenic Design for Prophecy Fog
2020
Pauline McGibbon Award
Nominee, 2020 + 2017
Outstanding Lighting Design for Taken by Night
Nominee: Dora Mavor Moore Awards
Outstanding Scenic Design for Isitwendam
Nominee: Dora Mavor Moore Awards
Featured in "Day in the Life" section of Toronto Guardian
torontoguardian.com/2019/06/toronto-creative-melissa-joakim/
Review, Two Odysseys: The design crew need to be counted among the stars of this production, especially Melissa Joakim, whose lighting worked much of the evening’s visual magic." Toronto Star 
Awards + Press