I should make an intro for my opening blog entry. If don't know me already and truly just found this site interesting enough to scour around on, then thanks! I'm Josh Ellis and audio dude with a focus on Sound Design, more specifically for interactive media. I mainly grew up in Maryland but spent a great deal of time in Seattle, eventually moving there for awhile. I got my start in audio as a kid messing around with tape machines and warped records (vinyl that got too hot). Spent about 7 yrs in the Coast Guard trying to find myself in this world and realized I really just love making sounds and seeing people's reactions to them; even if I didn't make the sound the human interaction with sound is absolutely one of the most intriguing things to me.
In 2009, I got out of the Coast Guard and pursued a Bachelors degree in Audio Design at the Art Institute of Seattle. I started my professional career as an intern for a live sound company, later getting hired on as a freelancer. I pushed a lot of gear around, wrapped a lot of cables and plugged stuff in. Most of all though I really learned the basic foundations of audio as a science, ie: how it reacts as a physical property (hence live sound). Live sound is instant and everything happens fast and there's only one chance to get it right, so it really keeps you on your toes. I enjoyed it but knew I wanted to design ultimately. Live sound led to me working as a composers assistant, engineering, mixing, troubleshooting and even a little admin work. Upon graduating from the A.I. my wife and I moved to LA and the real adventure began! So here we are now, thanks for tuning in!