Hello there!

My name is John, I'm a professionally trained scientist turned full-time interactive sound designer.

Welcome to my portfolio and audio blog where I share resources and findings from my journey.

I strive to blend the serenity of Bob Ross and the vigor of Bruce Lee in crafting immersive audio experiences. Working in Sound Design is my happy place.

Below are a few snapshots of my journey with a brief overview about how I got into the Sound Design field.

I enjoy field recording whenever time permits. It allows me to capture distinctive audio elements for projects and keeps me active in building my audio library. I try to keep a recorder with me at all times, just in case I come across some interesting sounds - It happens more often than you might think!

Tommy Emmanuel - Initiation (live performance)

In high school, I became interested in making zombie movies with friends and found that most of my time was spent developing sound effects. I was also very into creating wild guitar feedback loops and found myself continually saving up for guitar effects pedals.

After hearing Tommy Emmanuel play an extended version of 'Initiation' at a Bluegrass festival, I started saving for a semi-acoustic guitar so that I could re-create the incredible sounds drenched in reverb and delay.

A radio DJ speaking into a studio microphone
Hosting Kiwi Classics Live at KJHK 90.7

I brought these interests to university and further explored film making, audio production, and took on a role producing and hosting a weekly live FM & Web radio program. While majoring in environmental science, this chapter of my life immersed me in a world filled with diverse soundscapes in nature and exciting creative possibilities.

Now with a master's degree and a strong background in research, I bring a harmonious blend of scientific rigor and artistic finesse to sound design. My diverse experiences serve as both a catalyst for elevating my design work and a versatile toolkit for creative problem-solving.

Ultimately, I love Sound Design because I get to bring life to picture and games and support storytelling - that's what it is all about for me.