Jared Emerson-Johnson conducting a recording session at AudioSFX
||Jared Nathaniel Emerson-Johnson
October 13, 1981 |
||San Francisco, California
||Composer, voice actor, sound designer, voice director
||Vocals, keyboards, guitar, violin, mandolin
||Bay Area Sound
Jared Nathaniel Emerson-Johnson (born October 13, 1981) is an American video game music composer, sound designer, voice director and voice actor. Emerson-Johnson is the Music Supervisor and lead composer at Bay Area Sound, an audio production company specializing in sound design, music and voiceover for video games.
Jared began his career as an assistant to composer Clint Bajakian on the score for LucasArts'. Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb. Emerson-Johnson has also worked as a sound designer for projects, including James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Psychonauts. More recently, Emerson-Johnson was the composer behind the video games produced by Telltale Games, such as Bone, Sam & Max, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, Poker Night at the Inventory, Back to the Future: The Game, Jurassic Park: The Game, and The Walking Dead (video game), The Wolf Among Us.
In all three seasons of Sam & Max he plays the C.O.P.S., a group of obsolete computers, and in Telltale Games' Tales of Monkey Island series, he plays the Marquis DeSinge as well as the Thief.
In 2004, Emerson-Johnson received the Game Audio Network Guild's "Rookie of the Year" award. Jared's score, voice direction, and sound design for Telltale Games' 'Bone: The Great Cow Race were finalists for the 2007 Independent Games Festival. His score for Telltale Games' Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space was also a finalist for Best Original Score in the 2008 IGN PC Awards. He shares an AdventureGamers.com 2009 Aggie award for best voice acting for his work on Tales of Monkey Island.
His 2013 B.A.F.T.A. nominated score to The Walking Dead has eclipsed much of his earlier work and has shown him to be a composer of tremendous versatility.
Video game soundtracks
- Mr. Lux At Your Service (2008)
- YouTube Presents: The Birds and the Biz (2008)
||The Walking Dead
||Best Original Music
Game Audio Network Guild Awards
Game Music Online Annual Game Music Awards
- ^ "Independent Games Festival 2007". IGF. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
- ^ "Golden Joystick Awards 2014 Nominees". Golden Joystick Awards 2014. 30 August 2014. Archived from the original on September 7, 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2015.