music + sound design
Julie Buchanan is an award-nominated composer and sound designer for games currently living in San Diego. She recently helped ship Say No! More which was nominated for IGF's Excellence in Audio Award (2021), contributed an anthem pack for Rocket League, and did additional sound design for Godfall.
Before relocating to California, Julie graduated in 2014 from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA as a Film Scoring major and Video Game Scoring minor. Afterwards, she moved to Los Angeles and interned under Henry Jackman and Lorne Balfe at Remote Control Productions. Following her internships Julie started working freelance in game audio and now has about 6 years of experience. Some of her favorite genres to work in are horror, narrative-focused, and sci-fi. She loves writing electronic music and creating creature and gore sound design. In her downtime Julie buys way more cat beds and cat trees than her 2 cats could ever need.
IGF Excellence in Audio Nomination 2021 (Say No! More)
High Score 2021 Opening Keynote Presenter
GDC Audio Summit Speaker 2021
IGDAF Velocity Scholarship Recipient 2019
Pixelles 'Career Ignite Workshop' Mentor 2020
Indiecade Media Choice Award 2017 (You Must be 18 or Older to Enter)
photo by Lawrence Jung
German Developer Award Best Sound Nomination 2021 (Say No! More)
original music and sound design for "Cartoon Network's Journeys VR". Music & sound featured in"Beyond Beeville", sound design in "Jest to Impress", and music and sound for the release trailer
additional sound design
additional creature and portal sound design for Godfall. contracted by A Shell in the Pit
original music for the Amazon skill "Rock'Em Sock'Em Robots"
original music for the Amazon skill "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: Foodimals"
original sound design and dialogue editing for the Amazon skill "Barbie: You Can Be Anything"
original sound design for the Amazon skill "American Girl Adventures"
Talks & Interviews
High Score 2021 Opening Keynote Speaker: No-ing Your Way Around Synths
GDC Audio Summit: Q&A Lunchtime Surgeries
Soundbytes Podcast: Ep. 47 - Interview with Julie Buchanan
The Gaming Nexus Show: The Gaming Nexus Show talks with sound designer and composer Julie Buchanan