Katelyn Mueller is currently an Associate Creative Director at SXM Media. Her current role builds on her six years of hands-on audio advertising experience to help craft top-notch advertising campaigns for a variety of clients. Prior to that, she accrued over 7 years of experience in the video games industry. She is credited on more than 20 games, including three generations of The Sims – most notably as Sound Design Lead for five products in The Sims 3 line.
With broad experience in games, interactive experiences, and advertising, Katelyn has a comprehensive knowledge of different types of audio, and how best to execute across formats.
Katelyn thrives when she can push the limits of what's possible in the audio medium. She believes that immersive audio has the potential to change the way we live, work, and even relax!
Katelyn has extensive experience collaborating cross-functionally - from fellow audio nerds to visual designers, programmers, project managers, salespeople, and beyond.
Growing up in Little Neck, New York, Katelyn always had a strong love for music. She began learning guitar at the age of 9. At the same time, she fostered an interest in computers and technology. It only seemed logical that she would eventually find a way to combine the two.
Following the lead of her older brother, she began writing and recording her own songs on her home PC. By 16, she had created an arsenal of lo-fi, homespun music.
She attended undergrad at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and then went on to pursue graduate studies in Entertainment Technology at Carnegie Mellon University.
During that time, her experiences took her everywhere from performing in a steel drum ensemble and managing 300 sound cues for a large-scale contemporary opera production to creating art-technology installations and exploring the possibilities of audio-only interactive experiences.
Along the way, she discovered a passion for manipulating, editing and processing audio to create soundscapes, and thus her focus drifted from music to sound design.
After nearly 15 years of professional experience creating audio for video games, short films, and advertising, Katelyn now works as an Associate Creative Director with a specific focus on the power and advantages of audio.