At A Glance

BlackOak Technical Productions is a design focused and human friendly production company.

We provide full-service design and production for meetings, conferences, galas, weddings and parties; either virtual or in-person.

Our team works relentlessly to be bold in our design and kind in our approach.

BlackOak Team
How We Got Here

From our origins in 2012 as the cutting-edge technical department at Kehoe Designs, BlackOak grew into a fully-fledged company in 2019. As a proud member of the KEHOE DESIGNS’ family of brands, we have years of experience bringing a fresh approach to virtual, hybrid, and in-person events.

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Our Home

BlackOak Technical Productions was born where hard work meets heart—Chicago, IL. From our roots as a part of the Kehoe Designs’ family, we bring a midwestern hustle to events in Chicago and beyond.


Technical Production

Full-service technical design and production for in-person gatherings.

Lighting, Audio, and Video Production.

Staging, Producing, and Emerging Technologies.

Digital Production

Virtual Meeting Platform Advising and Consulting.

Audience Engagement Tools and Analytics.

Fully Produced, Live Virtual Event Production.

Media Production

Visual storytelling by producing a full portfolio of digital assets.

Videos, animations, presentations, and other digital assets.

Understanding of branding, strategy, and marketing.

Creative and Design Services

Exploratory Discovery Call and Design Consultation.

Structured Creative and Brainstorming Workshop.

Event Planning Roadmap Development.

Installed Technical Systems

Integrating A/V Systems with IT systems into a built environment.

Advanced communication studios for office or home.

Technical Systems Design for Multifunction and Event Spaces.

Emerging Technologies

Advising on the ever-shifting landscape of technical tools.

Event Technology trend forecasting and guidance.

Live Motion Graphics, AR/VR, interactive technical designs.

Thank you for creating the most amazing reception we could have ever imagined and thank you to your team for executing it flawlessly. I will remember the day for the rest of my life. You are all SO talented and such professionals.
Megan (Bride) from Chicago, IL

I hope you’re not tired of hearing this yet because I’m going to say it again. You are rock stars! Thank you so very much for every moment of hard work and effort that went into our event production.
Leann, Sr. Asset & Communications Specialist, Physicians Realty Trust

"Our events and specifically Paint the Town Red is the best platform we have for spreading our mission which is to unite the world through the power of music. Every year 5,000 children from across the city gather to learn and sing with us. This year we had to pivot and without your help we couldn't have continued our vision. We are incredibly grateful for your brilliance!"​
Josephine Lee​, President and Artistic Director​, Chicago Children's Choir

“I want to send a thank you to you and your team, for your patience, calm, and flawless execution. I know we were changing videos and orders up til the end, and I appreciate your attention to detail and flexibility.”​
Molly Reid​, Director of Events & Marketing, Teach for America