Squeak E. Clean has added sound designer, Ryan Dickinson, to its Melbourne studio.
Dickinson arrives with a music performing background and experience working for top advertising agencies such as Ogilvy, Saatchi and Colenso BBDO and major brands such as Samsung, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Burger King, EA Games and Gameloft. He also has a keen ear for talent performance and musical mastery in branded content spots.
At Ogilvy New Zealand, his sound design and mixing for the Do You Care Enough to Be A Cop campaign earned him two Gold and one Silver Effie Award.
In addition to his successful career in sound design and audio mixing, Dickinson is a sought-after musical talent. He has been commissioned to remix artists like Grammy Award-winner, Gotye, and The Crystal Method. Most recently, he lent his skills as one half of the production duo, Otosan, producing house music hits with appearances on the US Billboard Dance Charts, NZ Charts, and ARIA Club Charts. The duo’s work has taken in over 2 million streams on Spotify in the past year.
Squeak E. Clean managing director Hamish Macdonald, commented, “We put the call out for an experienced sound designer with a love for their craft to join our Melbourne team, and are excited to say that after a rather exhaustive search, Ryan is that artist. With a passion for both talent direction and sound creation, Ryan also has an incredible knowledge of music, which suits him perfectly to work alongside our in-house composers to create impactful soundscapes for our clients.”
Dickinson added, “I’ve been keeping an eye on Squeak E. Clean Studios since its inception in Australia and am well aware of the great reputation for outstanding work that Paul and Ceri have in the industry. After having spent a few years working abroad at audio post studios in Auckland and Amsterdam, I am thrilled to return back to my home country and very excited for the journey that’s to come with the whole Squeak E. Clean Studios team.”
Dickinson developed a love for music at an early age, studying the drums from the time he began college. After studying music at Griffith University, he embarked on a career in sound production and design for advertising. After a very successful stint at NZ top shop, Franklin Rd, in Auckland until 2018, he spent a year lending his talents to a number of top shops in Amsterdam, mixing audio for studios among AMP Amsterdam, Adelphoi Music, Casual Films, Smarthouse Films, and Virtual Sound.