At A Glance

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

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

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

How We Got Here

Under the direction of founder Tom Kehoe of Kehoe Designs, Managing Director Adam McCarthy has grown the Kehoe Designs’ lighting department into what is now BlackOak Technical Productions. With a background in theater design, live production, and a nerd at heart, McCarthy works to keep the brand portfolio on the cutting edge of technical production.

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.

  • In-Person Event
  • Virtual Events
  • Media Production
  • Built Environments


Creative and Design Services

Exploratory Discovery Call and Design Consultation.

Structured Creative and Brainstorming Workshop.

Event Planning Roadmap Development.

Live Technical Production

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

Lighting, Audio, and Video Production.

Staging, Producing, and Emerging Technologies.

Digital Meeting Tools

Virtual Meeting Platform Advising and Consulting.

Audience Engagement Tools and Analytics.

Fully Produced, Live Virtual Event Production.

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.

Media and GFX Production

Visual storytelling by producing a full portfolio of digital assets.

Videos, animations, presentations, and other digital assets.

Understanding of branding, strategy, and marketing.

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