Sarah is a sound designer and composer based in the midwest. She started a SoundGirls student chapter at Michigan Technological University and was the president for its first two semesters. She also received my undergraduate degree in Sound Design at Michigan Tech. She feels the most satisfaction when mentoring and teaching younger students. She is continuing her education for a masters degree in sound design and another undergraduate degree in music composition and theory. Sarah’s plan is to eventually be a professor.
When designing sound and composing music, she sees herself as a storyteller. Everything has a meaning, no matter how small. Working with other designers and directors to emphasize that meaning in a production or project gives her a sense of purpose. She has been incredibly fortunate to have excellent mentors and advisors that have passed down their philosophies to her, and that she also developed her own. She looks forward to exploring new opportunities and experiences, but also helping those along the way.
- Designing speakers is a whole other beast. Before I started to design, I needed to answer questions like, what is their purpose, what kind of room they would be in, and what I would like them to look like. This allowed me to form a basis to work off of and led me to more ...
- The podcast industry has been receiving attention for some time now. I recently had the pleasure of talking with Fela Davis about podcast audio and what it means for the audio industry.
- What you already know isn’t as important as how willing you are to learn. It is an excellent characteristic to have for the industry.
- The experience of trekking into a dark mine for your job is exciting and unique, but in many ways that hard work translates into the work you do as a designer. I now have many exciting and unique reverbs that I can use in my designs.