I’m Juliet Hinely, a freelance story producer and sound designer.
I produce, edit, sound design, and consult on narrative audio works for podcasts, audio tours, exhibitions, multi-media projects, and beyond.
I’ve been working in audio since 2010 when I began experimenting with audio tours as a method of site-specific storytelling. Since then, I have lived and worked in San Francisco making immersive audio tours and managing production at Detour, I’ve worked at Audible to help develop and produce their original comedy and educational podcast programming, and I won a Peabody Award with the podcast team at Michigan Radio as Senior Producer on the NPR-distributed podcast Believed. Now I’m based in wonderful Ypsilanti, Michigan, where I work locally and long-distance thanks to the ease of video conferencing. I also travel for teaching engagements and special projects.
I love sound for its ability to expand a story and seep deep into our imagination. It is the closest thing to time travel.
I earned my MFA from the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design with a focus in Sound and Story. I'm a co-founder and co-curator of the live community listening event series Radio Campfire, and I'm developing a small audio artist residency called The Listen Inn.