A multi-disciplinary designer’s journey in field recording, sound design, sound effects, and music.

I’m Nathan, and Noise Jockey profiles my adventures in sound. All sound, photography, and design on this site is my own, unless stated otherwise.

I’m a multidisciplinary creative in the San Francisco Bay Area. I shun specialties in favor of being an “expert generalist,” and have been lucky enough to build a career around doing so. My educational and work background spans video editing, visual effects, illustration, interaction design, broadcast motion design, videography, photography, music, and sound design. Each informs and inspires the other, and helps me to coordinate between all these disciplines. I’ve done some combination of all these things for Fortune 100 firms, nonprofits, games, and even a film or two.

I am currently the design director of Stimulant, creating large-scale digital installations and providing interaction design for multi-touch, gestural, and other natural user interfaces. My motion design work was repped by Atom Films back in the day, and some of my photography is repped by Getty Images.

Audio-wise, at some point I learned Pro Tools (v2!) for audio post, released an album, had dozens of compilation appearances, did tons of remixing, studied synthesis, took some courses in audio engineering and mixing, designed sounds for dozens of computer applications, spoke at AES, and all sorts of other stuff lost to sonic history. Then Noise Jockey was born.

When not actively creating, I’m hiking, backpacking, sea kayaking, cycling, and studying film and art history. I also happen to be a co-founder of Sonic Terrain.

Questions? Comments? Cocktail recipes? nathan[at]noisejockey[dot]net. You can also follow @NoiseJockey on Twitter.