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Gearing Up With...Mitchell Jakubka

Lighting designer and theatrical electrician Mitchell Jakubka wearing his Gig Gloves ONYX on the job. 

Lighting designer and theatrical electrician Mitchell Jakubka wearing his Gig Gloves ONYX on the job. 

For freelance lighting designer and theatrical electrician Mitchell Jakubka, carrying his Gig Gloves around to his various theatre gigs around the Bay Area is a no-brainer.

“The gloves offer the perfect balance of protection and dexterity, which makes them great for focusing hot stage lights,” Jakubka said. “They certainly help keep me safer and do my job more efficiently.”

Jakubka said his Gig Gloves ONYX recently came in handy by helping him stay invisible during stage work for productions at the California Shakespeare Theater and the West Edge Opera.

“I mostly use the gloves during hang and focus calls,” Jakubka explained. “I also recently did a show where we installed a bunch of steel pipe that was covered in slick grime and had been baking in the sun all day. My Gig Gloves offered fantastic heat protection and strong grip, making the job much easier.”

Also adding to the ease of his job is Gig Gloves’ removable fingertip feature.

“It’s a feature I never knew I needed before, but now that I have the Gig Gloves, it’s a must-have,” Jakubka said. “This feature allows me to turn the small knobs and bolts on lights or easily program a lightboard without having to remove the gloves. Plus, it still keeps the top of your fingers protected, unlike standard framer’s gloves.”

 

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