Composer . Sound Designer .
My name is Broghan and I am a sound designer, arranger and composer from Wellington, New Zealand with seven years of industry experience.
Over my career I have created many bespoke compositions for video games, advertising, documentaries and other mixed media projects. I also have a background in music education. I have a particular passion for educational games for kids, and for the intersection of music and technology. Some of the most interesting systems I have designed recently have been semi generative soundtracks in FMod middleware.
I completed my Batchelor of Music with first class Honors in 2013 and it was shortly after this that I met Audio Director at PikPok and CEO of Burn My Records, Jayde Marter, and we started a business together making bespoke music and SFX for a variety of projects. We went on to win several awards for our work and have become well known in the Australasian game industry for our commitment to creating quality audio.
I also actively participate in public speaking engagements about sound design, music creation and creative processes. I have spoken about sound design and composition at events like PAX Australia 2023 and APRA AMCOS High Score conference 2023, and our talk "Striking a Chord" was featured on Kotaku Australia's "List of Panels at PAX Aus 2023 That Are Too Good To Miss". In 2021 I gave a talk about explosion sound design at NZGDC 2021, and in 2022 I was part of the panel that judged the audio award for New Zealand Game Festival's "The Pavs".
I love nailing a brief for a client and working as part of a team. I always strive to put a different and interesting spin on audio I create for a project.