David C. Hughes

Sound Designer

David's Story

David began working at Skywalker Sound in 1996 and has worked on over one hundred feature films in his career at Skywalker.  Originally from Texas, David has a degree in music performance and composition from NTSU. At the age of 30 David sold all his belongings and moved to San Francisco after reading that George Lucas had just purchased fifty digital audio workstations.  Three months later David started working at Skywalker Sound.


To date, he has received 19 Golden Reel nominations and 3 Golden Reel Awards. He has worked on films by David Fincher, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, Robert Redford, Ryan Coogler and Mamoru Oshii, to name just a few. He has been able to continue his lifelong study of film sound under sound design greats such as Ben Burtt, Gary Rydstrom, Randy Thom, Chris Boyes and many others.