Kiwi First Steps

My most recent sound design project is for Kiwi’s “First Steps” campaign. We found and photographed the shoes of famous icons, and explored the lives of these icons through their footwear. I created sound design for the audio-guide aspect of the campaign.

You can see and hear the campaign here.

The Jam Poster

Here’s a new project I worked on recently: The Jam Poster at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. To go along with their Bill Graham exhibit, Ogilvy and Novalia LTD. created a touch-sensitive poster connected to a sample-playback engine. Touching the poster triggers different pre-recorded sound loops. Nylon Studios composed the main musical piece, and I added various lead guitar sounds and feedback as well as consulting with the creative team on concepts and process.

Kudos to everyone involved with this fantastic project!

Kiwi “Portraits Completed” in Adweek

This year I worked on the “Portraits Completed” campaign for Kiwi, recording and mixing the “audio tour” portion of the exhibit. Today, Adweek recognized the campaign as one of 13 brilliant outdoor ads of 2017.


Thanks Adweek!



Kiwi Portraits work wins at Cannes

I recently worked on a series of “museum audio tour” pieces for a Kiwi campaign at Ogilvy & Mather Chicago. This week, that work won a gold Lion and a bronze Lion at the Cannes festival.

You can read about it and see/hear the work here.

Congratulations to Kiwi and the entire team at Ogilvy & Mather Chicago.

The Bulletproof Poster

I recently completed the sound design for this short video for Americans for Responsible Solutions, a nonprofit founded by former House representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, in the wake of 2012’s Sandy Hook shooting. The spot was conceived and realized by my fantastic co-workers at Ogilvy & Mather Chicago.

This Adweek article talks about the video in detail.



Mrs. Meyers talks about Perfection

I recently created the sound design for this piece featuring the real-life Mrs. Meyers. The feel of the piece was to be intentionally somewhat scrappy, so backgrounds were played loud, as if the sounds were captured in-camera. But they were all created in the studio!


Thins Are In!

Here’s a recent project for which I did sound design:  a short spot for new Oreo Thins.


Hemingway in 15 seconds Part 2

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation is releasing three more “in 15 Seconds” videos to Instagram. I did the sound design and mix on the video for “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” and “To Have and Have Not.” Read about it in this Chicago Tribune article.

Update: You can see the “To Have And Have Not” video here and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” here.