Originally from New Zealand, Simon has been in the audio industry for more than 25 years and is the most highly awarded sound designer in the region. Constantly working on major campaigns with all of the world's biggest Advertising agencies., He has produced soundtracks for Toyota, Lexus, VW, Nike, Boags, Hahn, Tooheys, Smirnoff and Sony. In his spare time Simon loves to indulge his nomadic yearnings, where you will find him taking photos and film on motorbike journeys throughout the Himalayas, Mexico and the deserts of Morocco.
Hamish Macdonald // Global Executive Producer
Hamish’s international experience spans both short and long format content and with more than 17 years’ experience in advertising, production and post-production, Hamish has notched up an enviable amount of expertise in managing and developing post & production companies throughout Australia, London and Asia.
With a firm grasp of the creative and technical aspects of the industry, combined with a passion for innovation, Hamish has a fundamental focus on delivering the highest creative results and driving future growth.
Having also joined Nylon Studios as a partner, Hamish believes deeply in the power and importance of music and sound design to drive our emotional dynamics, and between the artistic skills and talents of our Sydney, Melbourne and New York teams, he feels the future is bright in the world of sound!
Karla Henwood // Executive Producer
Celebrated as ‘Creative Producer of the Year’ at B&T Magazine’s 2018 Women In Media Awards, executive producer Karla Henwood has enjoyed a 20-plus year career in advertising and media. Starting in dispatch at an advertising agency, Karla worked her way into the creative department and due to her musical background, gravitated across to producing at a recording studio specialising in music for post and advertising. This led her to work for the home of AC/DC: legendary record company Albert Music. With a master’s degree in Arts Management under her belt, she was called back in to the world of music for advertising at Nylon Studios. A prominent advocate for women in advertising, Karla champions the work of female composers in her role at Nylon and through her contribution to industry initiatives such as Chicks In Advertising and Free the Bid US.
Christina Carlo // Executive Producer
A native Brooklynite raised on Long Island, Christina’s eclectic love of music stemmed from her flower child Mother and doo-wop singing Father, who filled the car with their musical stylings on family road trips. She surely knew Jim Morrison and Dion and the Belmonts before Barbie and Rainbow Brite, and this passion for music accelerated the moment she hit the central New York airwaves as a radio DJ in college. Her appreciation of all genres encouraged her to broadcast a wide variety of tunes and, years later, led her to a career in music production for commercials, as the broad spectrum of daily creative briefs enabled her to quench this musical A.D.D.
Ceri Davies // Executive Producer
With more years than she’d care to mention - Ceri’s experience in sound post ranges from engineering, casting to producing and managing. Studying violin in her formative years and after a failed career as a child model, Ceri was drawn into the world of audio where she quickly found her love for sound for advertising. From the early heady days of cutting quarter inch tape and judging the Rock Eisteddfods, Ceri worked on recording and mixing soundtracks for commercials and short films. After a brief but fun stint in a casting consultancy she was called back to sound to look after Flagstaff, working with some of Melbourne's best engineers, and sharing the successes of multiple LIA, NY Festival Awards, Cannes Lions and of course our own Siren Awards for radio. With current interests ranging from embroidery, scuba diving, science fiction and learning the piano, Ceri really is only working until NASA calls her up to Space Camp.
Zac Colwell // Creative Director
Zac Colwell is an Austin, TX native who has been based in New York City since 2001. He grew up in a musical family playing drums, piano, guitar, saxophone, and flute, in that order.
He is a multi-instrumentalist who has performed around the world with many groups including Big Data, Sondre Lerche, of Montreal, Kishi Bashi, Against ME!, and others he can't remember right now. He is the drummer and producer of CHAPPO and sings his own songs with Fancy Colors. He produces many eclectic artists from psych-rock to Gnawa musicians from Morocco.
Paul Le Couteur // Head Sound Designer
Paul began his journey as a despatch boy at George Patterson in George St, Sydney in 1982. Working his way through despatch, media and the projection room (when TV commercials were shot, cut and finished on film), he found himself in the Audio Dept. Falling in love with sound, he fell in love a few years later with a Melbourne girl and moved to Melbourne where he has remained ever since honing his craft with every job. From Flint Webster to Flagstaff Studios and now to Nylon, Paul has accrued numerous awards from MADC, Award and Siren, to Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Hollywood and Cannes. He is the first sound engineer to win the Silver Siren for craft 3 years running.
Paul is driven by a desire to always provide the best solution to a challenge, and approaches every challenge with fresh eyes. His flair for direction and ability to carve a story from any brief is recognized throughout the industry. He loves sound in all its forms whether he is working with commercial post, radio, music, online or any new platform that is evolving into something different, tomorrow.
Deb Oh // Senior Producer
It would seem that a career in music has always been inevitable for Deb: a classically trained pianist from the age of three, she began composing at age ten, before becoming a singer-songwriter (which she continues to be).
Deb has utilized every ounce of her musical background as a music producer and supervisor in advertising. Combining production and post-production expertise with agency experience, she's developed an uncanny ability to anticipate and translate even the most nuanced creative needs, and help elevate messaging through music.
Whenever she isn't obsessively digging for new music, Deb is most likely trying to pet all the cute dogs she passes in NYC, curating playlists, or drinking endless La Croix — oh who are we kidding, she's probably doing all of the above, simultaneously.
Emma Hodge // Post Producer
Em has been working in the world of advertising for the past 7 years. Starting her career off at Spectrum Films, a post-production facility, which saw multiple national and international productions, including, Wolverine, Australia, Mao’s Last Dancer, and many more. After a few years, her go-get attitude pushed her to find a new role as a TV producer at advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather.
She learned the in’s and out’s of the agency world which then led her to RMK Management where she became an expert casting agent. Not only is she an expert in Voice Casting, her baking skills are just as refined. Sugar free only though, she is sweet enough.
In between completing her Marketing degree, Angelina started working in production for several film projects and after graduating with First Class Honours, she made the decision to move south of the border. Two months later, she found herself in Sydney and joining the Nylon team.
Along with one of Nylon’s senior sound engineers, Stuart St. Vincent Welch, she has brought Nylon's 15 years of award-winning expertise to the world of spatial sound and VR. A strong believer in multiplatform and immersive branded storytelling, she loves working on branded experiential audio from VR, AR to Installation work.
A self-confessed coffee snob and true Queensland girl, Ange can be found around Sydney’s inner west checking out the local music scene or practicing her tennis serve...always in her Adidas.
Chelsea Ramsden // Licensing Manager
Chelsea kicked off her licensing career at Universal Music Publishing, then moved onto music licensing for compilations such as So Fresh & Now.
For the past 4 years Chelsea has been working on various Synchronisation projects clearing tracks for Film, Television and Advertising.
Chelsea’s passion for Music and Entertainment began at a young age growing up with a family of music lovers, being wheeled from gig to festival.
Chelsea has a bachelor’s degree of Entertainment Business Management and is a specialist in the area of emerging artists, indie bands and contemporary pop, tho personally has a soft spot for good old rock & roll.
Alice Vanderwey // Producer
Alice’s venture into music and sound was only natural growing up in a Rock N’ Roll household where weekly rock quizzes and home gigs were the norm.
After moving to Melbourne in 2015, Alice dived into the advertising production world and was instantly hooked working in both agencies and production companies. Her diverse client network, unique industry experience and endless joyful enthusiasm, make her one of Nylon’s rising guns.
A newbie to piano playing, you’ll often find her practicing with one hand on the keys and a glass of red wine grasped in the other.
Stuart St. Vincent Welch // Sound Designer
Stuart's love for all things audio has led him to work on some of the world’s biggest brands. Since returning from a 7-year residency at Wave Studios London, he picked up an AGSC for Sound Design with Ubisoft's Ghost Protocol by Emmy-awarded director, Patrick Claire, and built up an impressive roster of work for clients such as Nike, Netflix, Adidas and Tiger Beer.
His audio expertise can also be heard in various film and TV projects, including the feature film, Under The Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson, Flume's first feature film documentary with Apple Music and other long-form projects with Netflix, National Geographic and Animal Planet.
His work in emerging audio technologies, such as VR Spatial Sound and Dolby Atmos, for clients like Mercedes-Benz, Australian Defence Force Recruitment and the United Nations, has also garnered awards and featured in both Cannes and Sundance festivals.
With a particular passion for music, Stuart is our resident engineer for all the Coach House Sessions charged with recording and mixing the live performances of some of Australia’s top musical talent, including The Preatures, DMA’s and Kingswood.
When not in his studio, he can be seen chasing down local scallywags who steal phones...seriously, don’t take his phone.
James Martell // Sound Designer
James' experience in the audio world spans advertising, television and feature films. He has perfected his craft as an audio engineer, laying tracks, recording and mixing hundreds of radio and television commercials for all of Australia’s major agencies and brands. He’s also a fitness fanatic and a master at preparing a semi-edible kale salad.
TJ Dumser // Senior Sound Designer
TJ’s love for sound and music came to a head when he got his first guitar and subsequent guitar pedal, which ignited a lifelong passion for the world of texture. Ten years into this industry, TJ has garnered a multitude of awards for Sound Design and Mixing including Cannes Lion's, CLIO's, Telly’s and a Summit International, across his work for top clients such as Budweiser, LG, Dom Perignon, Michael Kors, Jeep, and NHL.
Whether it’s Television, Film, Advertising, or Music, TJ brings an entirely different approach to each project, always looking to push the bar higher.
When he’s not in the studio he can be found snapping photos, going for runs, and cuddling with his cat.
Ramsay Demarco // Sound Designer
Ramsay De Marco is the name and sound is his game. With 15 years experience working in a professional capacity, Ramsay has worked on all audio projects from film to radio and everything in between. His work includes the Luke Nguyen Food series, The Project, Wolf Creek and, most recently, the short film, Babygirl, which was selected as one of the 18 Australian films selected to screen at the Palm Springs International Short Films Festival.
He has worked as the sole audio director and sound designer for Fox Footy for the past four years, responsible for all the aspects of on-air audio production and crafting the sound brand of Fox Footy. Ramsay brings a plethora of experience to the Nylon Melbourne team.
Adam Moses // Composer
Adam started playing music from a very early age. A trombonist, and a singer first, he moved on to the tennis racquet in front of the mirror at sixteen and was obsessed with guitars ever since. A bachelors in Jazz Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a post-grad degree in Film Scoring from the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School have him in good stead as one of Australia’s best rising young composers in Film and TV. He has played and toured with some of Australia and the USA’s most valued performers, including: Marcia Hines, Ben Vereen, and Chris Potter to name but a few.
Jesse Watt // Composer
Jesse has composed music since the age of 5 and boasts a film scoring portfolio of over 50 shorts, documentaries and features films. Jesse has composed music for some of the biggest brands in the world including MasterCard, General Electric, Adobe, ANZ bank and many others. His film scores have reached festivals all over the world including winning ‘the Best Composer at the International Changzhi Film Festival 2014’, ‘Best Music at the SFS Sydney Film festival 2011, 12, and 13’ he has been featured playing piano on China’s CCTV network and supplied music for the UN Climate Change Summit ‘One Heart, One Tree’ in Paris for 2015. His music has also featured on UNICEF's 2016 Global commercial 'For Every Child'. Jesse is currently in the production of his second studio album under the alias ‘Jesse Dempsey’, and scoring an exciting Italian feature documentary ‘Balentes’.
Lydia Davies // Composer
Lydia Davies is a classically trained pianist who studied at the Yamaha Music School from the age of five. The Yamaha Music School quickly discovered that Lydia had perfect pitch and elevated her to their exclusive composition course at the tender age of six; this launched her passion for music composition. As well as being a talented composer, her fierce determination to succeed in the industry has led her to travel all over the world from studios in Los Angeles, to Abbey Road in London, and Luc Besson’s studios in Normandie, France. Lydia has several publishing deals with trailer houses. Her recent accolades include composing the music for the trailers of both Walt Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and Warner Brother’s “Wonder Woman”. Her work on the Wonder Woman trailer has recently won best in show at the Golden Globe Trailer Awards, along with the top honor for "The Best Fantasy/Adventure trailer" and the music track she composed was called ‘What she is’.
Guy Brown // Composer
Since birth Guy's blonde hair, green eyes and obvious musical talent has landed him countless television ads, plus lead roles in the Australian productions of Oliver and Sound of Music, and performances with Opera Australia. Destined for a life somewhere in the music and sound industry, Guy went on to study a Bachelor of Audio Production at SAE. While learning the ins and outs of audio world, he continued to compose, write and record original music. If you're a Sydney local and happen to hang around any pubs or venues, it's likely that on a thursday or saturday night you might hear him gigging around town.
Scott Langley // Composer
Scott spent his early years studying classical music before becoming interested in jazz and going on to complete a Bachelor of Music (Jazz performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium. Scott then worked as a woodwind instrumentalist, performing and recording in various groups and ensembles. From there he focused his attention on composition and soon joined the international, award winning Nylon Studios. It's here that he has composed music for hundreds of commercials that have aired throughout Australia and around the world. Scott has honed his craft, composing and recording music in many different genres from folk and pop music through to full orchestral scores. Scott is also working on a new preschool animated series (that he created) called KAZOOPS! It's been fully financed by ABC for rights in Australia, the BBC for rights in the UK and Netflix for rights across the rest of the world. He also scored the entire series with his unique brand of folk pop.
Louis Schwadron // Composer
After Graduating with a Masters in Music from the Juilliard School, composer, arranger and performer Louis has recorded and toured with artists as varied as David Bowie, Radiohead, Rufus Wainwright, Elton John, The Polyphonic Spree, and has scored films and commercial soundtracks for directors John Cameron Mitchell and Mary Harron. Louis is in-house in New York for Nylon, but also DJs, and performs as front-man and producer for his psych pop alter-ego Sky White Tiger. He believes in the power of positive thinking.
Charlie White // Jnr Composer & Engineer
Charlie was raised on a healthy dose of rock 'n roll, spawning his complete obsession with music from an early age. He developed his early musical ability through years of piano improvisation training and technical guitar playing. Continuing to hone his craft everyday with his feet firmly planted in both the music and sound world, Charlie is quickly emerging as a young gun in the industry. As a composer he has written for brands globally such as Honda, LG, Mazda, Hyundai, SunRice and UNICEF as well as collaborating on the feature documentary ‘Balentes’. Diving into the world of sound, he has recorded some of Australia’s finest VO talent and cut his teeth mixing countless retail ads for major brands. Outside of his day-to-day, he has toured nationally and shared stages with artists such as Vera Blue and Pnau. His solo project, Patches Paradise, is his latest passion sure to get your head nodding and hips swaying.
Shanya Suppasiritad // Front of House
Shanya’s warm and vibrant personality has earned her the reputation as one of the kindest and funnest client service legend in the industry. Shanya began working in the industry 9 years ago at Post-House Digital Pictures in Melbourne. Throughout her time at DDP, Flagstaff, Illoura, Method studios and Sound Lounge, Shanya has built a strong client network, many of which have become close friends. One of her past clients has even become a co-founder to her wardrobe-sharing startup. Upon witnessing Shanya’s amazing dance moves at an industry party, Nylon decided to whisk her away from the soy lattes of Melbourne to Sydney. When Shanya isn’t working you can find her shopping around local boutiques, finding secret bars and restaurants or brewing on innovative startup ideas.
Kit Conway // Studio Manager
Kit Conway is a Connecticut born singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. After a childhood marked by garage bands and DIY recording studios, he departed for Manhattan to attend NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
In the proceeding years Kit has performed and recorded with a collection of rising NYC talents, including Oshun, Del Water Gap, and Samia. In January 2018, he performed at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards supporting Logic’s performance of “1-800-273-8255.” He continues to produce and perform throughout the city with his own band, Stello. His studio know-how, musicianship and his ability to make the perfect flat white, is your go-to for caffeination and comfort in our NYC studio.