Who We Are

We are The Sound Branding & Music Agency, offering a mix of products and services from a proprietary Sound Brand Discovery Process, to creative sound design and music for motion picture, television, radio, interactive games, and the web. Process is the foundation – Expertise is the key – Consumer connection is the result.

Sound Images is a team of experienced, creative, technical, and inspired people who are motivated to make your project the best it can be. Our focus at Sound Images is to deliver total creative quality that supports the brand, in a very client friendly environment.

President | Creative Director

Adam Pleiman

President | Creative Director
As a “Jack of All Trades”, Adam joined Sound Images in 2010 with a wide-reaching depth of experience. He is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound designer, engineer and producer who also dives into 3D animation and design. This combination of talents has landed him in roles working with advertising agencies, Fortune 500 companies and artists like Coldplay, 30 Seconds to Mars, Vanessa Carlton, Hi-Tek, and Taking Back Sunday.

Prior to joining the Sound Images, Adam worked as a freelance engineer, which took him all across North America, and as an Assistant Engineer for many known engineers and producers, from whom he gained a wealth of experience. Beginning as a music major at Northern Kentucky University, Adam ultimately received a degree in Recording Engineering from world-renown Full Sail (Winter Park, FL) where he graduated in the top 5 of his class. His energy and passion continues to show through his work at Sound Images.


Jack Streitmarter

CEO | Founder
A native of Cincinnati, Jack received his degree in marketing/management from Xavier University. His talent as a musician and singer took him across America as a singer/songwriter before returning to Cincinnati to write music for advertising. In 1982 he founded Sound Images and has since produced over 2500 musical scores and jingles for various clients across the world, including ABC Television, SeaWorld, totes, McDonalds and more.

Jack has received numerous recognitions for his works with over 150 advertising awards, including two prestigious CLIO awards. He has been a guest speaker for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, the International Television Association, Women in Communications, Inc. and for several advertising and marketing associations, as well as many universities. In addition, he has served on numerous non-profit and professional boards, including the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission, and the Advertising Club of Cincinnati.


Jay Petach

Vice President | Chief Engineer | Writer | Producer
With a Masters Degree in Engineering from Speed Scientific School at the University of Louisville, and his many years of experience in the recording profession, Jay is considered one of the best sound designers in the area.

He’s worked both sides of the microphone at various times as a composer, lyricist, orchestrator, copywriter, musician, and even as a voice talent.

He has received numerous ADDY® Awards for his work in advertising and has been asked to speak at various colleges and universities on the art of sound design. He has been published in MIX and Recording Engineer/Producer magazines.

Jay also publishes a weekly YouTube series aptly titled “Mr. Audio”. Here he tackles audio from a historical and technical standpoint. Watch some episodes here. Mr. Audio Channel


Samantha Price

Account Manager
Samantha’s love of music and business brought her to Sound Images to take on the multifaceted role of Account Manager. While her degree in Finance from the University of Kentucky provided her with the knowledge and skills for the daily inter-workings of the business, it’s her passion for the music industry that keeps her striving to learn more, challenge herself, and make the most of every day at Sound Images. Along with “holding the fort down” at the office, Samantha books talent, coordinates studio sessions, and assists with project management. After graduating college and then spending a few years in Nashville, TN working in finance and absorbing the eclectic music scene, she is back working near her home state of Kentucky among family and friends.
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Chris Seal

Senior Composer | Sound Strategist
Much studied, Chris has a unique understanding of the emotional impact of music. A versatile creator, he has worked as a composer, arranger/producer, songwriter/lyricist, and guitarist for a variety of clients, including jazz bands, classical chamber groups, dance groups, emerging pop artists, advertising agencies, film directors, and Fortune 500 companies. He graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University in 2004 with degrees in Physics and Music Theory/Composition (with Honors) and a minor in Psychology. He went on to earn a Masters in Music Composition from the University of Louisville through the prestigious Moritz von Bomhard fellowship, with emphasis on vocal composition. For several years, he has worked with music houses, and ultimately decided to join forces with the inspiring team at Sound Images in strategic Sound Branding. He has worked with brands such as Macy’s, Walmart, Pangea Organics, and Magpul. An avid songwriter, Chris created The Dancing Nobody, a collective of emerging musicians who create music that serves a larger purpose in society. Chris is inspired by versatility, and believes his creativity is born from it.