Jack Menhorn

Sound Designer

Jack Menhorn is Sound Designer for video games. Also Editor in Chief at DesigningSound.org and a panelist on Game Audio Hour

 

Jack Menhorn
www.linkedin.com/in/Jackmenhorn
Raleigh, NC 27613
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Sound Designer/Composer

I am a professional sound designer, implementer and composer. I have been making audio for games for over 8 years. I am currently a full-time Sound Designer at Boss Key Productions as well as the Editor in Chief of DesigningSound.org. I like cats and robots, and comics. Please view my reel here: https://vimeo.com/103063580

 

EXPERIENCE

Boss Key Productions, Sound Designer                                                                               2015- Present

Working on LawBreakers

●    Technical Sound Design and Sound Design using Unreal Engine 4 and Wwise. For PC and PS4.

 

FreelanceSound Designer                                                                                                         2007 - Present

Designed and implemented sounds for various iOS, PC and console titles.  

●    Worked on over 25 titles to date. Full list: http://jackmenhorn.com/about/

●    Experienced implementing audio with Wwise, FMOD Studio, Unity and Unreal.

●    See below for specific examples.

 

Nova-111 - Funktronic Labs, Music, Sound Design, Implementation            2015

Composed all music, sound design, and implemented in FMOD Studio. Game selected for PAX 10, Indie Megabooth and Indiecade in 2014. (PC/Mac, PS4, PS3, Vita, Wii U, Xbox One) Soundtrack out on iTunes, Loudr, Amazon, Google Play, Bandcamp.

Nominated for Best Handheld Audio and Best Indie Audio for Nova-111 at the 14th annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards.

 

Oddworld New ’n Tasty - Just Add Water, Creature Sound Design/VO Editing        2014

Designed Elum and Slog voices. Edited/processed fan and celebrity submitted voices. (PS4, PS3, Vita)

 

Orion VR, Blocks VR, Volantes,  Freeform, Telekinetic, Tutorials, etc - Leap Motion, Music, Sound Design, Implementation                                    2013-2015

Worked/working on multiple VR/motion control projects for Leap Motion.  Also provided sound for promotion videos such as for the Leap Motion Weather Channel app. (PC, Mac)

 

Osmo - Tangible Play, Sound Design                              2014

Sound design for Osmo iOS apps.

 

Star Trek Rivals/Robots Need Love Too - Elephant Mouse, Sound Design             2013-2014

Sound design/sound editing for “Star Trek Rivals” and sound design for “Robots Need Love Too”. (iOS/Android)

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Elephant Mouse- Quality Assurance Lead (Remote, Contract)        2012 - 2015

Responsible for managing testers on titles such as: Star Trek Rivals, Robots Need Love Too, Godfather Slots, and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Slots.

●    Manage up to 8 remote testers

●    Responsible for creating and maintaining test plans including localization and regression testing. 

●    Responsible for filing, reviewing, and editing issues in Jira.

●    Assisted in design discussions and feedback to and from the QA Team.

 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Nominated for Best Handheld Audio and Best Indie Audio for Nova-111 at the 14th annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards.

Nominated for "Independent Composer of the Year" at the 2015 VGMO awards

Nominated for G.A.N.G Award 2013 for “Best Handheld Audio.” for Ravensword: Shadowlands

Nova-111 selected for PAX 10, Indie Megabooth and Indiecade in 2014.

 

ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Since 2012 I have been the Editor in Chief of DesigningSound.org which is an online resource of news, reviews, interviews, and in-depth articles related to sound design in film, TV, games and beyond. 

 

SKILLS AND PROFICIENCIES

Unreal 4

Wwise

Reaper

Ableton Live

Pro Tools

Logic 9/X

FMOD Studio

Field Recording

Sound Forge

SVN

Perforce

Jira

Amadeus Pro

Basehead

Preview

AudioFinder

Unity

I can also burp my whole name (John Clayton Menhorn IV).

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Graduate Greensboro College, BA - Composition, Greensboro, NC

Robots.