My voice styles: Sophisticated, sultry or wry / Warm, pleasant / Smooth, professional, knowledgeable /
English (North American), English (British), English (Australian), English (New Zealand), English
Australian, British, New Zealand, North American
Child, Middle Aged, Teen, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
As an audio book narrator, I have performed a wide range of genres, from classics like The Art of War – which made Audible's Best Sellers List in January, 2011 – to contemporary thrillers, children's books, fantasy chick-lit, and even stranger-than-fiction true stories.
I have also done a variety of television and radio commercial voiceovers, apps, video games, educational videos and technical narrations--clients include Amazon Kindle, Big Fish Games, Carerra Motors, Expanded Books, Inc., MeeGenius, Spektrum Software, Sono Bello, First Security Bank, the city of Kirkland, and others.
I first began doing voiceover work as a graduate student in Music Composition back in 2000. In several of my own compositions, I would find interesting, contrasting voices to tell stories and narrate on all sorts of topics and would then weave and mix them together in unlikely combinations. I began using my own voice in some of these experimental pieces and then later performed for other composers doing similar electronic music projects.
BA from Lewis & Clark College, 1998
MA from SUNY Stony Brook, 2000
Present -- Coaching with Carrington MacDuffie
Spring 2011 -- Audio Publisher's Association Conference (APAC)in NYC (Narration Master Class with Paul Ruben & Robin Miles)
Fall 2010--The Billion $ Read with Pat Fraley
Summer 2010-- Completed Scott Burns' Voice Lab through Creative Talent Development
Spring 2010 -- Completed Kit Harris' Advanced Voice-over Technique Class through Barbara Rey's Creative Talent Development in Seattle (Spring, 2010)
Spring 2010-Present-- audiobook narrator for the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library.
Voice Lessons - 9 years
Award-winning composer and recipient of multiple grants and scholarships as a vocalist and composer
Rode NT-1A condenser mic
Computer & Software
Lenovo G555 NoteBook
Sonar 7 / USB Sound Card Cakewalk Roland VA 25 EX
Email audio file, mail CD, or go to studio in my area
I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks.
“Arika has proven time and again to be an absolute pro when it comes to delivering the reads we want for our clients. We’ve had Arika in to voice spots on numerous occasions primarily because we love to hear our clients say, “Loved it, great job!”Destination Marketing
– Scott Burns, Audio Production Manager-Destination Marketing
“I hired Arika to be a co-narrator for a book I was contracted to narrate. She handled the narration and editing with style. She was receptive to the process and both the author and I were quite pleased with the results. We subsequently went on to narrate 2 more titles together. Arika is one of my go-to talents for audiobook narration.”Audiobook-Voice-Over.com
– Jeffrey Kafer, http://audiobook-voice-over.com
Voice Over Clients
City of Kirkland
Expanded Books, Inc.
First Security Bank
Flight Sim Voices
Trout Lake Media
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John Sander for Job #41867 TechCon Opening Video Arika did an awesome job on this. Great read first time through. Some minor tweaks and adding some effects to meet the needs of the project and my client was very happy!Oct 4, 2011
Tony Leccisi for Job #21806 audiobook-anne of green gables world class pro.
smooth as butter.
Feb 26, 2011