Bonnie has her fingers in a plethora of game and audio pies! As a sound designer, she has spent over a decade designing audio on a variety of award-winning educational products, virtual and augmented reality simulations, interactive experiences, and theme park attractions.
When not designing audio, she is also active as a voice actor, not just in games and education, but also the audio drama/radio drama and interactive audio fiction scene, and has been involved in three projects recently featured at the HEAR NOW Audio Fiction NATF showcase (Cryptic Canticles presents “The Dracula Radioplay Experience,” “The Call of the Flame,” and Codename Blank).
As a singer, she regularly performs with a variety of live and virtual operatic, choral, and musical ensembles, co-created and produced the original productions “Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera“, “Super Smash Opera“ it’s sequel “Aria Kart” and is a frequent arranger and vocalist for a plethora of video game tribute albums by record label The Materia Collective.
Bonnie has served on the boards and committees for a variety of organizations including the Great Lake Film Association, Parsec, Pittsburgh Savoyards, Game Audio Network Guild, Interactive Audio Special Interest Group, and the IGDA Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality SIG. She has been a video game judge for Spillprisen, IGF, and Indiecade, an animation and script judge forGLFA, IGDA Boardgames Competition, and audio/sound text book proposal reviewer for Focal Press.
She is an active, panelist, presenter, and mentor at variety of events including but not limited to AES, MAGfest, GameSoundCon, Confluence, and GDC. She has lectured at Berklee School of Music, Duquesne University, Teknofonic, and has been an adjunct professor teaching audio games and animation at the Art Institute of Austin.
Bonnie runs her audio production studio, BlackCatBonifide LLC, in Austin, Texas. Learn more about her projects at https://blackcatbonifide.com