Henry Daw

Henry Daw works as a Principal Sound Designer for Nokia, based at the Nokia Design Studio in central London.  Henry’s musical background started out very early with the classical piano, which later on progressed to creative music technology. This culminated in a Music Degree at RWCMD in Cardiff with a Principal Study in Music Technology. After graduating in 2002 Henry relocated to Tampere Finland where he would form part of the new Nokia Sound Design Team – Henry has since overseen the development of Nokia sound for over 10 years.

Over the years Henry’s role at Nokia has seen him responsible for the sounds of Nokia’s Nseries flagship range, working alongside various artists such as Brian Eno and Kruder & Dorfmeister on the Premium range of handsets, developing the extensive regional ringtone offering, and overseeing the most recent core brand sounds renewal work which included the refreshed Nokia tune. Current responsibilities include continued development of the regional ringtone offering, bespoke sound design, user research, and platform user interface sound development. Henry has worked for over 100 product programs since 2002 whilst producing ringtones that have gone out to literally billions of devices worldwide.

Presentation: ‘Branded Globally – Relevant Locally’

Panelist: Audio Branding: Art, Science or the Art of Science?