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Steve is a Sound Designer & Lecturer whose work spans a number of creative fields including film, TV, theatre, live events, sound installation, advertising, music and education.

Steve began his Sound Design career in theatre and worked on many shows and live events in London, Edinburgh and across the UK and Europe.
After achieving a Masters degree in Post Production: Sound Design at “distinction” level in 2007, Steve moved to Dubai in order to work at one of the leading audio post production studios in the Middle East.

During this time, he worked on a range of high profile projects for the world’s leading brands including Pepsi, HSBC, Emirates, Visa, Unilever, Panasonic, Sony, and international agencies such as; Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, JWT, FITCH, BBDO & DDB as well as many high profile projects for the Dubai Government.

In 2013, Steve returned to his hometown of Bournemouth in order to establish BOMO Audio, a boutique sound design studio, in order to facilitate the rapidly expanding creative local community of film-makers, creative and digital agencies with high quality sound design and audio post production.

Steve has been a Lecturer in Sound Design at Bournemouth University teaching on the MA in Sound Design for Film & TV since 2013.

He also teaches on sound production specialisms in production and audio post production on various undergraduate courses, including BA Media Production and BA Television Production within the Faculty of Media & Communication at BU.

Research

Sound Design for Business. I am interested in the impact sound has on businesses and how businesses use sound consciously or otherwise to connect with their customers and clients.
Most businesses, from SMEs to the world's biggest multi-nationals devote a large amount of time, money and other resources in the development and projection of their brand image visually. However, very few - of even the biggest, most well established brands, are concerned with the sound their brands make..and all brands make sounds.
From sonic logos, jingles, TV & radio commercials and other advertising to tone of voice on phone systems, in-store communications and customer experience and environmental sound design to product design and user experience, sound is present and constantly communicating to your audience / customers whether you have considered it's impact or not.

Publications

Outreach & engagement