"I was doomed the moment I found myself humming original melodies in my head while others were trying to talk with me... at that moment I knew I was either a sociopath or a composer."
"As I've gotten older, my definition of "art" has become more ambiguous. I don't consider myself an artist or someone particularly well-versed in creative expression. I consider myself to be honest. I try to connect with the work I do and leave an imprint of myself on it. If I can do that with every creative endeavor, I feel like I've achieved something important both professionally and personally."
"There is no normalcy; everyone and everything is strange. I think design is identifying the weird and peculiar in the world around us and focusing it in a relatable or familiar way."
"Sound is plurality; it means something different to everyone. It is raw emotion and we are emotional beings. I try to inject that in everything I do."
"What you create should excite you to the point of terrifying you; when you're apprehensive about what you've created, mortified of what the world may think of it and you, then you finally have something worth sharing."
Here is me. Sound Designer. Composer. TSDCA member. Podcast creator. Gluten Free for life.
What Clients Are Saying...
Paper Lantern Theatre Company has been fortunate enough to work with Jon on several productions over the last few seasons. Jon always brings something new to the table, conceptually and technically he pushes the boundaries, all the while respecting the overall vision of the show. His contribution to the story becomes critical because he always manages to find new, innovative and wonderfully effective ways to help tell it through his designs. Match this talent with his impeccable professionalism and it is easy to understand why he is the first Sound Designer we call at the start of every season. -Amy da Luz, Artistic Director @ Paper Lantern Theatre Company
Jon wasn't the last person I thought of when I needed audio work for my latest project, he was the first. Every asset was well planned, and the final product was the result of Jon's collaborative feedback process. In the end, I didn't get anything close to what I expected, I got a boatload more. -Chris Dunst, Senior Director @ The Office of Online Learning, UNCG
Working with you over the past two years has been such a pleasure. You are talented, fun to be with and super-knowledgeable in your craft. We will miss you... Come back any time! Thanks for everything! -John Bowhers, Producing Director @ Peppercorn Children's Theatre