DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Torie has been working in the wedding industry with Sound By Design since 2001. After graduating from the Business School at UW-Milwaukee, he became the Director of Operations for Sound By Design. Although working for a DJ company, Torie always had a passion for creating videos, often making personal videos of vacations and daily life. In 2014, he met with Tony Lopez to discuss the possibility of expanding Sound By Design's service offering to include videography as well. That March, Tony and Torie filmed the first wedding and Films By Design was born. Torie's main role is to help introduce clients to the services Films By Design offers. His outside hobbies include traveling with his wife Tiara, hanging out with his dogs (Murphy and Ralphie), and cheering on the Milwaukee Bucks!
LEAD VIDEOGRAPHER/SENIOR EDITOR
Tony was working with Sound By Design as a DJ since 2008 while studying film at UW-Milwaukee. After graduating, Tony worked as a free lance videographer working on projects with local businesses. In 2014, Tony and Torie worked together to add videography as a service for Sound By Design. In addition to being a really skilled cameraman, Tony really excels in the editing process. Every video Films By Design has ever done, Tony has helped create. This ensures we have a consistent style for our video products. When he's not working, he loves to listen to rock music, play his guitar, and talk about outerspace.
LEAD VIDEOGRAPHER/ASSISTANT EDITOR
Jake started as a DJ with Sound By Design. Like, Tony he studied film at UW-Milwaukee graduating in 2014. He has been a part of Films By Design since the beginning and is one of our senior shooters. In addition to filming weddings, he's our guru with working with local businesses to help share their story. Jake also is a part of the editing of all of our wedding films. Outside of working, he enjoys spending his spare time watching movies, taking photos, going to concerts and hanging with his feline friends (Maura, Opie and Charlie).