A Little Update!
It's been quite a while since my last blog post, so I thought I'd write a little update post to let you all know what I've been up to!
From September last year I have been busily working towards my Masters degree in Sound Design; something which has helped massively with my knowledge and confidence with the more technologically challenging side of composing. However, that's not all I have been up to!
Women in Games Ambassador
As some of you might have noticed on a recent post on my Facebook page, I am really proud to be announced as one of the Women in Games Ambassadors! The organisation, dedicated to promoting and encouraging Women in the Games Industry, took on 43 individuals - including myself - as ambassadors. During the next 12 months we will all be organising events in our local areas, all with the motivation of inspiring Women to consider a career in games.
Women are vastly outnumbered in this sector, and even more so when it comes to the audio teams. This is something I'm passionate about changing, and at some point in the near future I will be planning and promoting my local event!
Latest Release: Stargazer EP!
Some of my music is now readily available online for download or streaming, and in March I released my EP Stargazer. The EP features three of my personal favourite compositions, all remastered specifically for this release, and it has a very ambient, relaxed vibe. The EP can be downloaded from most online distributors: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music. It can even be bought directly from my website!
In addition to that it is also available to stream on Spotify! Yes, I have my very own artist profile on Spotify - and I would love it if you were to follow me!
Joining The Sound Architect Team!
Not one to rest on my laurels (!) I reached out to the super online audio blog The Sound Architect when I saw their recent call for volunteers, and I am now their Social Media Manager! In addition to regular social media posts I also handle their press releases, writing posts to notify our readers about key audio events, releases, and the like. I also hope to write reviews of game soundtracks once I have a bit more time on my hands (!!), but until then I'm really happy to be a part of this amazing bunch of volunteers who love everything audio as much as I do.
Being Selected as an Audio Mentee
I am very, very lucky to announce that I was selected to receive one-to-one mentoring from an industry professional, all thanks to the efforts and devotion of The Audio Mentoring Project!
I simply cannot thank them enough for deeming me worthy of such an amazing opportunity! Now I have been paired with my mentor, I have regular Skype calls with them; during these sessions I can ask them questions about the industry, request feedback on my work...
It really is one of the most invaluable experiences I could have been given so early in my professional development, and I am so grateful!
And so, that's about it for now! There is actually a lot more I have been working on...but I shall save that for another post ;)