Get to know our values
and our team

What we do

Our team aspires to create & enhance immersive experiences through high quality audio services.


Polar Sound is an audio production company based in Los Angeles and Chicago focused on bringing our clients’ stories to life through sound. The Polar team is motivated by pushing the creative boundaries of sound while giving our clients stress-free solutions to any of their audio obstacles. Backed by years of experience, the team specializes in dialogue editing, sound design, foley, ADR, mixing, and location Sound for all projects.

Our team

We are a team of creatives driven by passion and ambition.


Our team excels at putting in the hard work to make every project polished and pristine. We are focused on keeping the team small so everyone has their own responsibilities and can function as  one well oiled machine

Jordan Lederman

As Polar’s Los Angeles based Co-Owner and Lead Sound Designer, Jordan wears many hats on the team. Jordan’s specialty is immersing his audience by designing unique audible worlds. His skills in building these detailed environments create a seamless storytelling experience. The devil is in the details, and details are at the foundation of each soundscape he creates.

Braden Creel

As Polar’s Chicago-based Co-Owner and Lead Sound Designer, Braden brings many skills to the table. Braden often uses professional noise reduction techniques to bring clarity to production dialogue, gives character to the story through engaging sound design, and records original foley to bring a special hint of realism and life to our projects.

Adam Borel
Head of Location Sound

Over the course of his professional career, Adam has worked on many exciting and challenging projects and enjoys providing creative and unique solutions to capturing the highest quality audio recordings. As Polar Sounds head of Production Sound Adam works with many different mediums of content including web series, short films, feature-length, and social content. He would love the opportunity to apply his skills and collaborate with you or your company on the next project.

Erin Horne
Sound Designer / Boom Operator

Erin Horne is a Sound Designer based in Los Angeles, CA. Specializing in horror and experimental sound-- her multi-layered, in-depth designs are guaranteed to bring your story to life in ways you never thought of. With a Bachelor's degree in Cinematic Arts and Sciences, Erin is knowledgeable of both the location and post-production sound process.She firmly believes that the key to a great soundtrack is collaboration and communication among departments-- working closely with Polar’s location department to ensure a smooth transition from start to finish.

Chris McClellan
Project Manager

Christopher is thrilled to have joined a hardworking and diligent team at Polar Sound! Having recently moved to the Los Angeles area, Chris quickly asserted himself into LA’s top industries, such as: sports, entertainment and fitness. With an outgoing and charismatic personality, Chris ensures that everyone he meets is treated like family!

Alex Vaca
Sound Designer /
Re-recording Mixer

Coming from a music production background, Alex is a sound designer with a wide range of skills and experience at his disposal. Because of this, he is able to manipulate and augment the sound design of the film, while restoring and polishing the film’s dialogue, ultimately with the goal of capturing the right tone and mood of each project.

Our Locations