I have been a general stage tech for the past 10 years now. I'm ready to dive right on into just one aspect of theatre and move up the ladder. Of the last 8 employers I've handed my resume to I have been singled out to be their electrician. At first I was let down because I had been focusing my skills as a carpenter and scenic painter, heck I spent 3 summers doing summer stock focusing these skills but once I got put on gigs as elects. constantly one after another I just got used to it and like it better. Any way, long story short...I am wondering what I need to know, become most familiar with to be a lighting designer? Any books or web sites you can recommend? I already have a working knowledge of hang, focus, how to change a lamp, own a c-wrench, memorized a few gel colors, I know how to do all of the basic things like for instance I run the light board for a long time running show at a childrens theatre. I want to know what it takes to be a designer. Thanks!