JAX Messenger maintains a successful career as a lighting professional. He has lit productions for such companies as Opera Philadelphia (The Wake World), Curtis Institute of Music (Dr Atomic, Impressions of Pelléas) The Canadian Opera Company (Pyramus and Thisbe),Boston Lyric Opera (In the Penal Colony), Bard SummerScape (Oresteia, The Wreckers, The Turendot Project) R. B. Schlather’s exhibition (Alcina, Orlando, The House Taken Over), Adam H Weinert (MONUMENT),  Wanda Culture Industry Group (Princess Butterfly) Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (Laurencia, Waltzpurgisnacht, Majisimas), Merola Opera (Barber of Seville, Transformations) The Washington Ballet (Sleeping Beauty, Fluctuating Hemlines, Shostakovich Concerto, Don Quixote) The San Francisco Opera (Requiem, The Elixir of Love for Families). He has recreated the designs of Japhy Weideman, Tony Tucci, Mark McCullough, Keven Meek, Nacho Duato, Jeff Bruckerhoff, and Jennifer Tipton. As an assistant lighting director he has managed the creation of 4 operas for New York City Opera and 48 operas for The San Francisco Opera. As a lighting supervisor he has produced tours for Black Grace Dance, The Washington Ballet and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in hundreds of venues around the world.