Barbara Quesada

Conversational, warm, professional, genuine, believable, girl-next-door

Voice Description

I bring words to life.

Just ask my kids, when I'm reading them stories, creating unique voices for each character. Or my e-learning clients, who know me as the friendly, knowledgeable, yet relatable advisor guiding them through their next training endeavor. Telephony and IVR folks hear my professional yet warm voice greeting them on the other end of the phone. And if you're checking out the latest and greatest new product or service in an explainer video, my conversational and approachable style makes you feel like you're talking to a friend.

I like to think of my clients and I as partners, working together to create the perfect project with just the right tone and nuance. And because I always want you to love the finished product, I believe in exceeding your expectations.

If you're looking for a conversational, believable, knowledgeable, intelligent voice for your next project, contact me!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• French - European

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
• I have ipDTL in my studio

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents:
-- British
-- Cockney
-- Southern U.S.
-- French (Parisian)
-- Mexican/Latina
-- Russian
-- German
Impersonations:
-- Cartman (from South Park)
-- Marvin the Martian
-- Elmo

Characters
I have a stable of unique, original character voices that I've created, from children to adults to seniors. Have a job, project or animation that needs a fun new voice? Contact me!

My Voice Experience

I have been a professional full-time voice talent since 2013.

Clients include:
-- T-Mobile
-- ESPN
-- The U.S. Army
-- Merck Pharmaceuticals
-- Novartis
-- Chipotle
-- Burt's Bees
-- My Eye Dr.
-- The Smithsonian
-- USAID
-- Booz Allen Hamilton
-- AARP
-- New York Life

My Training

Voiceover training includes:
-- Private coaching with Jodi Gottlieb
-- Private coaching with Nancy Wolfson
-- Accents and dialects work with Eliza Jane Schneider
-- Private animation/character work with Stevie Vallance
-- Character/animation coaching with Pat Fraley
-- Private coaching with Edge Studio
-- Improv training/workouts through Washington Improv Theater and LoveThatImproVO

Non-VO training/education:
-- Master of Science degree in communications photography from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University
-- Bachelor of Arts degree Cum Laude in English and French from Wake Forest University

My Studio Equipment

I currently record in my in-home studio using a Neumann TLM 103 microphone, Apogee One pre-amp, Twisted Wave software and my trusty MacBook Pro.

I also have Skype, ipDTL and Source Connect Now, so I am able to work with clients in real time for live direction during recording sessions.

Additional Skills

As a photojournalist one of the best skills I learned is adaptability. In the world of news things can change in a heartbeat, and you have to be able to change and work with that, and still produce exceptional material.

While some events are unpredictable and require that adaptability, there are also certain events that you cover year after year when working for a news outlet, and you have to be willing to approach those events with fresh eyes each time.

These two skills lend themselves very well to VO work, because you need to be adaptable to each situation and each client and their particular needs, but you also need to be able to provide a fresh perspective and breathe life into each script to really draw listeners in.

I pride myself on being a consummate professional who provides quality work. I'm very easy to get along with and take direction easily. My goal is to make the client happy.

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Demos
Commercial Demo

Narration Demo

e-learning

corporate -- explainer video

British character

telephony

explainer video -- British