I help creators find their project’s identity by crafting a unique audio experience,
saving them time throughout development while enhancing a project’s narrative.

About

My name is Jake Kargl, and I’m an audio designer for various media and musician currently based in the Seattle area. I first became interested in sound design during an electronic music course where I had to create ambient tracks with audio from non-musical sounds that I recorded. I remember making eerie soundscapes with heavily altered recordings from various things like an elevator shaft and beeping microwave. I later took a game audio course in my master’s program at Seattle Film Institute, taught by Akash Thakkar (Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye, Hyperlight Drifter, etc.), and was introduced to interactive audio through middleware. I was immediately hooked onto the idea of using sounds that I create to construct audio systems in Wwise and FMOD that responds to player feedback.

Apart from sound design, I’ve contributed to multiple video game music remixes and arrangements. I have also created a few original soundtracks to games and previous media that I’ve worked on. I attribute part of my interest in sound design to my experience as a performer in my college percussion ensemble, often playing experimental music where abnormal sounds are explored. When I’m not focusing on game audio, I’m most likely playing sports with friends, catching up on my backlog of games I want to play, or playing some tunes with my fellow musician friends.

Portfolio

Implementation


More Sound Design


Dialogue Design


Projects

High on Life (Squanch Games) Contract Dialogue Specialist
And STAY Out (Shawn Huang Fernandes)
Sound Designer, Composer, Video Editor
Critical Landscape-Scale Force of Nature (DougDevs)
Sound Designer, Composer

Credits

Game Credits

  • High on Life (2022)
  • Pumpkin Story (In Development)
  • Penguin Stacker (Unreleased)
  • And STAY Out (2021)
  • Minjas: Stronger Together (2021)
  • L&F Droid (2021)
  • You’re Fired (2020)
  • Critical Landscape-Scale Force of Nature (2020)

Film/TV Credits

  • Benicio (2020)
  • Something Blue (2019)
  • We Call Them Mountains (2019)
  • Bemusement Park (2019)
  • Bored & Stranded (2018)
  • Petrichor (2017-2018)

Audiobook Credits

  • Bonaparte Falls Apart (2022)
  • Little Blue Truck’s Halloween (2022)
  • Creepy Crayon! (2022)
  • Miss Nelson is Missing! (2022)
  • This Day in June (2022)
  • My Shadow is Pink (2022)
  • Little Blue Truck Leads the Way (2022)
  • How to Code a Sandcastle (2022)
  • The Runaway Bunny (2022)
  • Mother Bruce (2022)
  • Greta and the Giants (2022)
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (2022)

Album Credits

  • VESSEL: A Tribute to Hollow Knight (2022)
  • BUDDIES: A Tribute to Banjo-Kazooie (2020, Materia Collective)
  • Golden Sun: A World Reignited (2020, OverClocked ReMix)
  • FLAMESGRACE: A Tribute to Octopath Traveler (2020, Materia Collective)
  • Future Dance Land: An Electronic Tribute to Diddy Kong Racing (2017, Materia Collective)
  • SPIRA: Music from Final Fantasy X – Besaid Mix (2017, Materia Collective)
  • Zodiac: Final Fantasy Tactics Remixed (2017, Materia Collective)
  • Stealing Spoons EP (2016)

Contact

Feel free to reach out!