Paul Lipson

Vice President of Creative Services

Formosa Interactive

http://formosagroup.com/interactive/

An award winning Executive, Audio Director, and Composer, Paul entered the game industry in the late 90‘s and quickly made an impact working with AAA game clients. He has worked with a dazzling array of platform holders and publishers like Microsoft Studios, SEGA, 343 Industries, Ubisoft, LucasArts, 2K Games, Sony Computer Entertainment, EA, Hewlitt-Packard, Harmonix, etc. Recent AAA game credits include Halo Wars 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Halo Online, Halo: Spartan Strike, Forza Motorsport 5, Halo: Spartan Assault, Crimson Dragon, Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary, Kinect Disneyland Adventures, Microsoft Flight, Infamous 2, Halo: Waypoint, 5th Cell’s Hybrid, Rocksmith, Bioshock 2, Iron Man 2, Lego Indiana Jones:The Adventure Continues, and many more. Paul and his team won BEST ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL at the 2015 GANG Awards, BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM at the 2014 GANG Awards, the BEST INTERACTIVE SCORE and BEST USE OF LICENSED MUSIC awards at the 2012 GANG Awards, and the BEST AUDIO – OTHER Award at the 2011 GANG awards/GDC for work on the Halo Universe. Paul was also awarded the G.A.N.G. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD at the 2006 GANG Awards/GDC for his wide-ranging work in interactive audio.

Paul is extremely passionate about audio and the advancement of the video game industry, and currently serves as the Vice President of Creative Services at Formosa Interactive, and was previously Senior Audio Director at Microsoft Studios/343 Industries. He is concurrently active on the Board of Directors of the Game Audio Network Guild (GANG), the world’s largest organization of game audio professionals. He has conducted panels, lectures, and master classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, Berklee College of Music, Musician’s Institute, SIGGRAPH, GDC, GameSoundCon, Pyramind Studios, AES Conference, New England Conservatory, Art Institute San Francisco, GRAMMY Soundtables and More.

Paul holds a BM and MM with summa/highest distinction from the world-renowned New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.