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.
- 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.