eleanor kahn design


[bio | press | current + upcoming projects]

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Eleanor is a Chicago-based freelance designer who works in a variety of spaces and mediums. She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University with a second major in performing arts. At the end of her undergrad career, she discovered new ways to engage people through creation of environments and went on to receive her Master’s in Scenic Design from Boston University.

After graduating, she moved to Chicago and has since designed over 100 shows and worked on countless others. She continues to expand her work and has branched out into experience design and installation work to further her passion in the design of narrative driven spaces.

In addition to larger picture designs, Eleanor also very much enjoys creating things with her hands. She paints, fabricates, crafts and continues to discover new mediums on a regular basis. She’s not one to say no to a new challenge!

In 2019, Eleanor will be moving into a new studio and will continue to stretch her artistic and design muscles! Stay tuned!

For more regular updates, check out my instagram





meet eleanor

an interview with Voyage Chicago

[current + upcoming projects]

-current projects-

Cambodian Rock Band

Scenic Painting

Victory Gardens Theatre

2433 N Lincoln Ave | Chicago IL

Southern Gothic

Properties Design + Set Dressing

Windy City Playhouse

2229 S Michigan | Chicago IL

Open Books

art installation in Children’s Section

651 W Lake St | Chicago IL

-upcoming projects-

Parched: Stories of Water, Pollution and Theft

Scenic + Properties Design

Free Street Theater

Pulaski Park | 1419 W Blackhawk St

May 3 - May 26 2019


Scenic Design + Painting

Definition Theatre

2433 N Lincoln Ave | Chicago IL

May 10 - June 9 2019

Ada and the Engine

Scenic + Properties Design

The Artistic Home

1376 W Grand | Chicago IL

June 23 - Aug 4

The Flower of Hawaii

Scenic Design + Painting

Folks Operetta | Chicago IL

June 29 - July 14