April Soetarman

April Soetarman | NBBJ Design

A Working Theory of Delight: Sound and space in design

October 20 | 1:30 | Tower Theatre

Sound is an amazingly powerful design material, but it is often treated as an afterthought. My work aims to tap into sound as an emotional influence in everyday life and design. I’ll be sharing insights about sound through the lens of cognition, culture, and story, and examples of projects with sound as a critical design material.

Sound Design

October 21 | 1:30 | 90 Minutes | The Capitol

A hands-on and approachable introduction to sound and listening for designers, touching on cognition, audio illusions, site-specific installations, and basic physical and digital techniques for creating with sound.

Where I'll Be

October 21 | 1:30 Sound Design

Designer | Maker | Musician

April graduated with a double-major in Architecture and Music from UC Berkeley and then helped establish a program based on experiential education as one of the Founding Students. Since 2013, she has been working with design and engineering firms across the country on everything from exhibit design to large scale public art and sound art installations. She is currently with Studio 07, the Experience Design and Environmental Graphics Design studio at NBBJ, where she makes art and tech for the built environment.

She likes dancing, riding bikes, reading comics, baking pies and urban sketching.

Yes, she was born in April.