New York/Phoenix (October 26, 2004)–Leading audio post company audioEngine has welcomed Hillary Kew to the position of mixer. Formerly an assistant at the company, Kew has built a loyal following of clients and recently mixed projects for Nike, Ralph Lauren, Neutrogena, Yoplait and Kmart, and collaborated with various ad agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Kirshenbaum Bond, Grey and Arnold Communications.
“Nothing makes me happier than to see someone whose career I mentored move to the next level, the fact that in this case it’s a woman in a very male-dominated business only makes it better,” said audioEngine partner/mixer Bob Giammarco. “I have no doubt that Hillary is going to become one of our most popular mixers. She has great ears, and clients even the most demanding ones–love her.”
“I am excited about becoming a mixer at audioEngine,” said Kew. “I have had the incredible opportunity here to work with five of the best mixers in the business as I learned the craft. It’s a great next step and I am happy to do so surrounded by such great talent and friends.”
Kew, who grew up in rural UT, graduated with a degree in cello performance and a degree in Recording Arts and Sciences from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University. After graduating, she first interned at Nutmeg Recording and Creative and then began assisting at Photomag. It was at Photomag that she first met Giammarco who later went on to co-found audioEngine. As an assistant at audioEngine, Kew worked on a variety of projects including commercials, short films and PSAs. With these projects, as with her current slate, Kew brings her musical ear and passion for problem solving to the process.