Trademark Events

Everything is possible

The name Trademark implies a unique experience, and that’s what we want to bring to our clients and their customers. The audience, the event, and the experience are all opportunities to make a unique mark, and to leave a lasting impression.

Our founders, Elle Chan and Jon Forst made their initial mark in the events world at Industrial Light + Magic, two decades ago. Here they adopted “everything is possible” as their mantra, and they refined their approach to impeccable production quality and immersive experiences.  Their formula for operating at the intersection of creativity, entertainment, and new technology has been rewriting rules, and leaving marks, across the industry ever since.

Trademark producers are steeped in finding unique opportunities to help companies leverage that creative-entertainment-tech approach for rich, multidimensional storytelling that defines brands and strengthens customer relationships. Trademark clients leave their mark – a mark that matters – through events that inspire action.

Today, Trademark is an accomplished event production house with offices in San Francisco, New York City, and around the world. We’re known for our ability to create immersive experiences, in the most challenging circumstances and timelines.

During the pandemic of 2020/2021, we expanded on our already robust toolset of creative, broadcast, content, storytelling, and production acumen, to create a new blueprint for connecting with audiences in 100% virtual, in-person or hybrid events. The result is greater reach and impact than ever before.

Trademark can convert cavernous spaces into new worlds. Immerse audiences in full participation games and competitions, reach global audiences with hybrid, 100% virtual, and real world, physical events.

  • Hundreds of successful events, in-person, hybrid, 100% Virtual.
  • Global reach – events across the U.S., Asia, Australia, U.K, France, Germany
  • Tech and Biotech and consumer giants and startups from Adobe, Zendesk, Genentech to Google, Slack, Okta to Xamarin, and more.
  • Award-winning, broadcast-quality production for on-stage, broadcast, or on-demand
  • Unparalleled network of audio, video, lighting, stage production, special effects, entertainment, fabricators, tradeshow design, digital delivery, live streaming, digital arts, traditional arts, musicians,, and stage talent.

Trademark finds a way to make each event come to life. 

To learn more about our history at Lucas, see below!

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

The mid-1990s, a core group of creatives working at Industrial Light + Magic (ILM) began producing ILM’s events, including wrap parties and tradeshows. Realizing the ILM blueprint of merging technology, craft and entertainment could be leveraged to transform brands into awe-inspiring live events, this group of creatives seized an extraordinary opportunity to leave their own mark in the event space. This was the beginning of Trademark Event Productions right here in our own galaxy in 1997. Today, Trademark retains that experiential DNA in everything we do—it serves as the magic behind launching the live event experience into exciting, uncharted territories.

How we do it

Led by co-founders and Executive Producers Elle Chan and Jon Forst, our tight-knit family of event professionals works seamlessly together to create the most memorable moments. From the first “What if?” to the last valet ticket taken, we cover every detail:

Strategy & Vision

Exec Producers

Head of Production

Creative Director

Project Management

Lead Producer

CREATIVE

Creative Producer

Graphic Designer

Content & AV

Technical Director

Speaker Manager

Stage Manager

Venue & Logistics

Operations Director

Transportation Lead

Field Services Specialist

Catering & Hospitality

Catering Lead

Delegate Services

Sponsorship

Marketing Strategist

Sponsor Coordinator

Web & Reg

Reg Lead

Website Coordinator

Technologist

CREATIVE

Creative Producer

Graphic Designer

Strategy & Vision

Exec Producers

Head of Production

Creative Director

Venue & Logistics

Operations Director

Transportation Lead

Field Services Specialist

Content & AV

Technical Director

Speaker Manager

Stage Manager

Project Management

Lead Producer

Catering & Hospitality

Catering Lead

Delegate Services

Sponsorship

Marketing Strategist

Sponsor Coordinator

Web & Reg

Reg Lead

Website Coordinator

Technologist

People, passion and the power of YES.

Creativity is essential for what we do. It needs an environment where imagination can run free, curiosity is king and “norm” is a four-letter word. Where laser-focused attention to detail is just as celebrated as punk-rock energy.

And the unknown is embraced (like Chewbacca hugging Han) with wide open arms. By creating a culture that our team and our clients can thrive in, it makes it easy to love what we do, love who we do it with and say yes to any challenge.

Culture is
Everything