KickStand is an award winning music and sound design company founded by sound designer Kim B. Christensen and composer / sound designer Damian Wagner in 2011. Their passion for creating top quality music and sound design has lead to working with the most notable brands today, Audi, BMW, Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, McDonald's, Toyota, Visa, Logitech and more...
Kim B. Christensen: Creative Director
A native of Copenhagen, Kim's enthusiasm for sound and film lured him to LA where he got his break with Francis Coppola's "Bram Stroker's Dracula" as the assistant sound designer, helping the movie win an Oscar for sound that year. After working for over a decade at Coppola's Zoetrope company, Sony Pictures, Paramount Studies, Skywalker Sound and the Saul Zaentz Film Center, he created Noises Digital in 1999, a sound design company which tailored original sounds, recorded in the field or on a foley stage for each spot. He has worked on more than 30 feature films and hundreds of commercials as a sound designer, supervisor and foley walker. His SFX libraries are original so you might find him sitting in a race car at top speed or standing under the blades of a hovering Apache helicopter capturing sounds. Kim is a classically trained musician.
Damian Wagner: Creative Director
A composer and musician from Minneapolis, Wagner moved to LA in 1992 to work for Virgin's 525 Post as a sound designer and chief audio engineer. There he worked on projects with artists such as U2, Michael Jackson and Madonna to name a few. In 1995 Damian started Sound Furnace Inc. in Venice Beach, where he created music and sound design for hundreds of commercials, with brands including Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Puma, Porsche, MTV, IBM, Nike, Infiniti, Gucci and more. Wagner has also worked on feature films, including Bruno, Heat and Blade. Damian's musical experiences include solo performances from London to Brazil. He has contributed music and sound design for many of acclaimed artist Doug Aitken's works, which include "Interiors" and "Sleepwalkers" for MOMA and "Sonic Pavilion" in Brazil. His mixing credits include live performances from Iggy and The Stooges, Mary J. Blige, Dave Matthews Band and more. He studied music at UCLA.