(New York--July 20, 2009) Brian Rund, the award-winning audio engineer/sound designer/composer, has joined the creative staff of MindSmack, the full service post house for advertising, television and film featuring state-of-the-art editorial, graphics, audio post, as well as web design and multimedia development.
''Very few audio engineers can do it all, but Brian is definitely among that elite group that can,'' Todd Feuer, President of MindSmack, who founded MindSmack with his brothers Mike Feuer and Sam Feuer. ''The industry is all about talent now and Brian is the best mixer I’ve ever worked with. He is an amazing audio engineer, as well as a top sound designer and composer. We feel lucky to have him aboard.''
Rund comes to MindSmack following three years at audio post house SoundHound where he worked on numerous high profile projects for the Sci Fi Channel, History Channel, HBO, Spike, Nickelodeon, as well as numerous advertising projects.
Rund began his career in 1992 at Random BusPink Noise, the audio divisions of the now-defunct editorial house Dennis Hayes & Associates. It was there Brian gained a passion for sound. His early credits included spots for Sony, Diet Dr. Pepper, Dockers and more. Rund’s studio shelves are lined with multi awards, including BDA/Promax (World Gold), Tellys and Aegis awards.
Rund explained that his decision to join Mindsmack was based on the company’s forward-thinking business model that emphasizes a boutique studio environment, explorations into developing its own original content and its frequent collaboration with the web development side of the company whose clients include Citigroup, Doritos, American Express, Pepsi and the U.S. Marines Corps. In April 2009, MindSmack was rated number one on TopSEO.com’s list of Best Web Design Companies.
''It’s an understatement to say the industry is changing -- today companies need to embrace change, not merely be resigned to it, and that’s what I love about what Todd, Mike and Sam are building with MindSmack,'' Rund says. ''They’re open to new ideas and have access to opportunities that I want to be involved with. I’m excited to be a part of what they’re building here.''
Since joining MindSmack Rund has been involved in numerous top creative assignments, including the Sci Fi Channel's network rebrand to ''SyFy'', as well as projects for Sundance Channel and a new spot for Puma via agency Syrup.
When he’s not in the studio, Rund entertains kids in the tri-state area in the band Baze and his Silly Friends. Their video is set be released on HBO Family in June of 2009.
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