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About Sound Ideas

We are a creative agency located in a little town called Columbia City, Indiana .

A Sound Start

In 1996, Dave Hazen had a big thought: help medical sales reps maximize the 3 hours a day they spent in their cars by providing relevant, rich audio content to help train them to sell more. So, with microphone in hand, he got busy, and the first of many Sound Ideas came to life.

Listen. Dream. Act.

For over 18 years, we’ve prided ourselves in listening to client challenges, dreaming the big dream and finding a way to get the job done. Our ever-growing team of creatives specialize in marketing strategy, branding, 3D illustration and animation, video and sound production, mobile apps, large-scale meeting production and more.

Who We're Not.

Sometimes understanding who you aren’t is as important as who you are. Sound Ideas is not about high pressure sales or canned solutions. We aren’t really into being busy without a good direction. We are about finding balance and smart solutions that our clients appreciate and implement.

Relax & Enjoy

We’re from a small town in Indiana and our belief in fun and a good laugh is real. Our team works hard. We travel all over the country sharing in our clients’ adventures. Our headquarters will always be a relaxed place where anyone can drop by for a cup of coffee and a quick brainstorming session.

Product Launch

 Plan. Share. Repeat.

Strategy

Listen. Dream. Win.

Branding

Dig. Reveal. Display.

Video

Direct. Shoot. Edit.

Mobile Apps

Design. Develop. Deploy.

3D Illustration/Animation

 Bone. Metal. Beyond.

Some Fun Facts

How well do you know us? We bet you didn't know these tasty tidbits.

154

Weekly Cups of Joe

36

 States Visited in 2013

389

 2013 Completed Projects

94

 Combined Years in Marketing

How We Work

Our dedicated team prides itself in assisting you with know-how and experience for all your needs.

Listen

This is where it all begins. A simple conversation, a big white board brain-drain exercise or a sketch on the back of a napkin. You. Your team. Our ears.

Dream

We pore over what we learned, what we should and what we could do, then draft a creative brief and proposal for your review. Our goal is to be fresh, concise, efficient and accountable in all we present.

Act

This is where the gloves come off and the creative turns on. We develop preliminary designs, outlines and everything else needed to present to you for revisions and approvals, then walk with you step-by-step throughout the process of creation and integration.

Work

We respect our client's privacy. Here's some work that we can show.

Sound Ideas Bone Animation

Advansor Product Branding

Advansor Product Branding

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SI Adventure Video

Habitat For Humanity TV Spot

SI Interview Video

Thermafiber: How It’s Made

Whitley County EDC Branding

Whitley County EDC Branding

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edc_stationary

EDC_1

Sound Ideas Challenge Seattle

Habitat for Humanity Infographics

Habitat for Humanity Infographics

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Trauma Illustration Examples

Trauma Illustration Examples

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Micropulse Branding

Micropulse Branding

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The ICONACY Story

Sound Ideas Typography

Sound Ideas Typography

Habitat for Humanity Testimonial

Technical Illustration Sample 3

Technical Illustration Sample 3

Technical Illustration Sample 2

Technical Illustration Sample 2

Knee Osteoarthritis Degeneration Animation

Foot Regions Illustration

Foot Regions Illustration

X-ray Technique Illustration 1

X-ray Technique Illustration 1

Technical Illustration Sample 1

Technical Illustration Sample 1

X-ray Technique Illustration 2

X-ray Technique Illustration 2

Plateau 2 Pilon

Plateau 2 Pilon

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TIMP Branding

TIMP Branding

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The People of Thermafiber

Happy Clients

A few kind comments from satisfied customers!

  • Joe Harmon, Group Product Director Shoulder Marketing

    Sound Ideas helped us to both refine and articulate our product messaging for a critical product launch. They help us to break out of our common thinking tracks and ensure that we have a polished strategy for driving our business.

    Joe Harmon, Group Product Director Shoulder Marketing
  • Matt Graham, Director of Marketing

    Sound Ideas consistently brings a deep understanding to projects. They are a top-class company and pleasure to work with.

    Matt Graham, Director of Marketing
  • Roger Boggs, Meeting Services

    I have worked with the Sound Ideas team for several years and have found them to be a very good business partner.

    Roger Boggs, Meeting Services
  • Karen Ross, Anderson DDB

    The Sound Ideas team has been a reliable go-to partner for delivering innovative, professional video content on time and with-in budget. They are a pleasure to work with on any job.

    Karen Ross, Anderson DDB
  • Jenny Lee, Product Director Digital Channel Marketing

    Sound Ideas has been instrumental in evolving and developing our Mitek Sports Medicine and Mitek INTOUCH apps.

    Jenny Lee, Product Director Digital Channel Marketing
  • Amy Burkhalter, Chandler Chicco Companies

    We’ve enjoyed partnering with Sound Ideas on several video projects-from their professionalism to the quality of work they produce.

    Amy Burkhalter, Chandler Chicco Companies
  • Joe Harmon, Group Product Director Shoulder Marketing

    Sound Ideas helped us to both refine and articulate our product messaging for a critical product launch. They help us to break out of our common thinking tracks and ensure that we have a polished strategy for driving our business.

    Joe Harmon, Group Product Director Shoulder Marketing
  • Matt Graham, Director of Marketing

    Sound Ideas consistently brings a deep understanding to projects. They are a top-class company and pleasure to work with.

    Matt Graham, Director of Marketing
  • Roger Boggs, Meeting Services

    I have worked with the Sound Ideas team for several years and have found them to be a very good business partner.

    Roger Boggs, Meeting Services
  • Karen Ross, Anderson DDB

    The Sound Ideas team has been a reliable go-to partner for delivering innovative, professional video content on time and with-in budget. They are a pleasure to work with on any job.

    Karen Ross, Anderson DDB
  • Jenny Lee, Product Director Digital Channel Marketing

    Sound Ideas has been instrumental in evolving and developing our Mitek Sports Medicine and Mitek INTOUCH apps.

    Jenny Lee, Product Director Digital Channel Marketing
  • Amy Burkhalter, Chandler Chicco Companies

    We’ve enjoyed partnering with Sound Ideas on several video projects-from their professionalism to the quality of work they produce.

    Amy Burkhalter, Chandler Chicco Companies
EDC
DSJC
Micropulse
Nextremity Solutions
St. Jude
Nanovis
Habitat
CCAPR
Thermafiber
Anderson DDB

The Sounding Board

The latest and greatest from our blog.

Negative Space is Positive Space

Negative Space

By Matt Wilson Being an optimistic individual, I love to study the negative elements in graphic design. No, not the bad composition, abusive use of horrible fonts or the utilization of clip art brazenly selected from a 4-inch thick catalog. But rather the genius use of negative space to strengthen

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Sound Idea #41- Imagine the Power of Words

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PLEASE, read this. IMAGINE that I could influence you BECAUSE I knew a secret. The secret? Power words known to create a reaction in you. Of course, YOU would be IN CONTROL the whole time. NOW, wouldn't that be something? THANK YOU for your time. -The Subliminal Marketing Division

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Sound Idea #40 – Are you the sun or the wind?

Sun or Wind?

By Chris Swymeler Ever read Aesop’s fable of The Wind and the Sun? Find it here, It seems that strategy over brute force wins the challenge in both Aesop’s day as well as our own. Sometimes shining down love and appreciation is more powerful than all the “wind” in the

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We’ve enjoyed partnering with Sound Ideas on several video projects – from their professionalism to the quality of work they produce. But even more so, they have a keen understanding of what our clients are looking for, and sensitivity to how to best portray stories on camera, which is something vital to our work.

Amy Burkhalter, Chandler Chicco Companies

Our Team

We are problem solvers, visionaries, and story tellers.

Dave Hazen

Dave Hazen

President

Chief Cook/Bottlewasher who morphed into Chief Operating Cheerleader and Young-Gun Talent-Finder. Old enough to remember The Mike Douglas Show, but young enough to appreciate a thoughtful Instagram shot.
Email Dave

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Creative Director

The guy with a magic eye. He may not be a lumberjack (most days), but that’s okay. He can chop down design like there’s no tomorrow.
Email Matt

Chris Harris

Chris Harris

Creative Director

Proving that bald is beautiful, Chris is a whiz at coming up with original and “money” conceptual design.
Email Chris

Regina Butler

Regina Butler

Account Manager

Reg is our own personal genie in a bottle. She is somehow able to keep projects on track and within budget while granting her client’s wishes
Email Regina

Crystal Leighty

Crystal Leighty

Traffic & Production Manager

Much like a traffic cop, Crystal keeps our work flowing smoothly while avoiding collisions with her epic organizational skills and scheduling mastery.
Email Crystal

KC Frye

KC Frye

Director/Videographer/Editor

If video killed the radio star, then KC would be behind bars. KC is a mad scientist when it comes to bringing your ideas to life.
Email KC

Peter Heneveld

Peter Heneveld

3D Animator & Motion Graphics Designer

The man behind the motion. If Lincoln could animate, his name would be Peter.
Email Peter

Chris Swymeler

Chris Swymeler

Creative Strategy

A walking/talking Idea Factory that bleeds creativity and energy. When Swy really gets going, it’s like watching a cheetah hopped up on Red Bull.
Email Swy

Dave Hazen

Dave Hazen

President

Chief Cook/Bottlewasher who morphed into Chief Operating Cheerleader and Young-Gun Talent-Finder. Old enough to remember The Mike Douglas Show, but young enough to appreciate a thoughtful Instagram shot.
Email Dave

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Creative Director

The guy with a magic eye. He may not be a lumberjack (most days), but that’s okay. He can chop down design like there’s no tomorrow.
Email Matt

Chris Harris

Chris Harris

Creative Director

Proving that bald is beautiful, Chris is a whiz at coming up with original and “money” conceptual design.
Email Chris

Regina Butler

Regina Butler

Account Manager

Reg is our own personal genie in a bottle. She is somehow able to keep projects on track and within budget while granting her client’s wishes
Email Regina

Crystal Leighty

Crystal Leighty

Traffic & Production Manager

Much like a traffic cop, Crystal keeps our work flowing smoothly while avoiding collisions with her epic organizational skills and scheduling mastery.
Email Crystal

KC Frye

KC Frye

Director/Videographer/Editor

If video killed the radio star, then KC would be behind bars. KC is a mad scientist when it comes to bringing your ideas to life.
Email KC

Peter Heneveld

Peter Heneveld

3D Animator & Motion Graphics Designer

The man behind the motion. If Lincoln could animate, his name would be Peter.
Email Peter

Chris Swymeler

Chris Swymeler

Creative Strategy

A walking/talking Idea Factory that bleeds creativity and energy. When Swy really gets going, it’s like watching a cheetah hopped up on Red Bull.
Email Swy

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