With a formal education in Fine Art, London based sound designer and music director, Doug Haywood has been creating bespoke soundtracks for over a decade with an extensive folio of award winning short films, promos, theatre, installations, fashion shows and high profile special events.Recent film projects include sound design for Piers Thompson's acclaimed shorts 'K' and BAFTA nominated 'LIN', several music promos (Girls Aloud, The Kooks) directed by upcoming director Marco Puig, plus an in-game movie for DJ-Hero with Warp Films. He also collaborated on two new film installations for Rosalind Nashashibi's retrospective at the ICA. Stuart Croft's 'The Death Waltz' is currently showing internationally and Matt Stokes' triple screen video commission for Art on the Underground, installed at Stratford Station, London has been running for several months. 'Buried Land', a feature film by Steven Eastwood and 'That Thing You Drew', a short by Kerri Davenport-Burton are currently touring International film festivals.
Aside from film based work, Doug also consults and mixes scores for dozens of international fashion shows including Swarovski, Graeme Black, The Clothes Show Live and Hugo Boss. He also collaborates with and advises several universities at London Graduate Fashion Week. Last year saw him produce a soundtrack and DJ at the 40th birthday party for Queen Rania of Jordan, in the Wadi Rum desert.
Audio installations he has produced range from product launch events for clients including Clarins, Panasonic, The Body Shop and Absolut through to the experiential toilets at Sketch club and restaurant, London. This year saw a collaboration with artist, Xenofon Kavvadias, working together on a sound installation for his premier solo exhibition in London.
With an aptitude for interpretation of concepts and innovative briefs, Doug takes an eclectic approach often challenging the boundaries of the projects' requirements and the audience's expectations.