Diane De Zylva

International, Australian, Warm, Unique, Sincere,

Voice Description

Cosmopolitan, international, wise, warm, friendly, professional, sincere, distinctive.
Educated, articulate, intelligent, trustworthy, energetic.

Native Australian voice over talent.
British and North American voice actor and voice artist.

Coached with Peter Rofé, Pat Fraley and Hillary Huber in NYC.

Smooth, professional, authoritative, intelligent, confident for corporate presentations.

I can engage you in a story, explain concepts in tutorials and website demonstrations or assume a different role like the characters in my animations reel.

My range includes:
* upbeat, fresh and positive for commercials
* sophisticated and high end or
* conversational, natural and friendly
* engaging and friendly for messages on hold, on hold greetings and voice mail
* warm and charming, fun, high energy with 'laughter in my voice'
* highly technical for medical reads
* dark and edgy for dramatic pieces
* broadcast radio style

My voice is international in sound, professional, trustworthy, believable, natural, instructional, businesslike and inviting. I am versatile and flexible in developing character voices for animation and video games. I've narrated for projects including audio books, video / computer games, medical narrations, messages on hold, industrial and corporate narration for DVDs, radio commercials, messages on hold, voice mail and ivr messages. I can sound mature, conversational, dramatic, smooth, velvety, distinctive and unique. I have mc'd and hosted events as the live announcer.

Get in touch with me about your project. I'd be happy to discuss your requirements and how we can develop a unique and memorable sound for your project. I am happy to supply a custom demo for you.

I am professional, dedicated, easy to work with, and love what I do. Check out my client list and what customers have said below.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

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

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

• English - Australian
• English - British

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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

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

My Home Base

Sydney, Australia

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

US - range of accents, British, Middle European, Scottish, French

My Voice Experience

Video game and animation projects include characters for 'Darkest of Days' (XBox360) released in the USA in September 09, 'Puzzle Chronicles' (PS3) released February 2010, 'Kezzabee Farm Animals' and 'Peeka Boo 3D' kids iPhone apps released 2010, and the promo for the iPhone game Tweet Defense - view the trailerson my website.

Check out magazines 'Game Informer' July 2010, and 'Hyper' Sept '09 for my interviews on gaming and voice overs.

Recent projects include recording a ADR/walla session for an upcoming animation feature 'Santa's Apprentice', a GPS navigation system for Sygic, and narrating sections of the US Healthcare Bill.

I have recorded voice overs and narrations for corporate/industrial DVDs and tutorials, medical narrations, messages on hold, voice mail greetings, interactive voice response (IVR), web promotions, radio ads and promos, audio books, video games, iPhone animation apps, walla/ADR and presented to camera.

My clients are global and include a range of leading Australian companies as well as the USA, UK, Sweden, Slovakia and NZ. Refer to the additional information link for further information, client lists and testimonials.

I am represented by Sydney voice over agents, EM Voices.

Audio books that I have narrated include 'Pulp Fiction: The Dames'; 'The Best Australian Stories 2007'; 'The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science'; Charles Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species', and 'The Weight of a Mustard Seed'.

"We required a voice talent for the lead character in a short animation for the promotion of the iPhone game TweetDefense. Diane gave us just the right style and tone we were looking for. She brought the character to life giving him the boyish, cheeky, confident feel that he represents in the animation visuals. Diane also brought her own enthusiasm into the project and I am sure this will play its part in the success of the game."
Philippe Ingels, CEO GrinLock Limited UK, co-producers of Tweet Defense


Diane has done a fantastic job with our project and we couldn’t be happier with the results – absolutely perfect!!! Diane’s work ethic is first-class and thorough from initial consultation to delivery. Any comments or changes made by us were welcomed and implemented quickly and professionally. Diane even undertook a role that was rather challenging to say the least and she nailed it ’spot on’ – brought out the ‘wow’ factor. It has been a real pleasure working with Diane, and we would happily recommend her to anyone seeking professional voice-over and character voice services. We would definitely look forward to working with Diane again.
Kerry & Damian Baker, developers of Kezza Bee Farm Adventures - Australia


"Thanks again for a great session and indulging us with the phone patch, although it seemed like we hardly needed to be there for you to understand the character and deliver a terrific read."
PJ Stoppleworth, Voice Versatility, USA


It was a pleasure adding Diane's wonderful voice to our cast - quick and professional delivery of assets, and a fantastic read for our character!
Bart Klepka, Audio Producer, Infinite Interactive


Diane’s work was exemplary. It arrived on time and was of a quality that was better than expected. The work precisely met our needs, was of the highest standards, and was completed within 24 hours. What more could anyone want?
Philip Course, Chief Executive Officer, Cullinan Consulting Group


Diane de Zylva is one of the most organised people I know. She is highly motivated, focused and professional. At Vision Australia Audio Books she quickly became one of the best narrators, and was frequently chosen for her ability to read a wide variety of material, from scientific & technical, to drama, and comedy. I am proud of the work I have done with Diane, and I look forward to continuing our working relationship at Bluegum Studios.
Rob Crow, Audio Producer


"Thank you for such great work. I really liked the recording."
Finance & Operations Manager
Voice123, USA


"I was very impressed with the speed and ease you picked up the brief as well as your voice ranges."
General Manager, Internal Communications Telstra, Australia


"Diane’s professionalism and narrative creativity are exactly suited to the considerable range of precise demands we place upon our narrators. It is a pleasure and a bonus to work with someone who makes long studio sessions feel effortless. Our audio book readers will love her!"
Audio Producer
Vision Australia, Australia


"Diane's voice evokes that elusive mix of friendliness whilst presenting a professional organisation. I would strongly recommend using Diane for any other organisation that wants the same results".
Managing Director
Trailfinders, Australia


"Diane has a smooth international voice with an authoritative but friendly feel that works equally well in either a technical or casual context."
Head of Industry Research
Insurance Australia Group, Australia


"Diane gave us a very professional narration for a promo DVD showcasing one of our corporate partnership programs. Great job."
Corporate and Government Affairs Manager
Conservation Volunteers Australia

Diane provided the quick turnaround that was needed to get my project delivered on time. Her voice was perfect and she was a real pleasure to work with. A true professional.
Training and Development Designer, Kmart


DAV Productions - Los Angeles; Voice123 - New York; Voice Versatility - Iowa City; Hear The Bill; and more.


AMP, Telstra, NAB, CGU Insurance, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Insurance Australia Group (IAG), Kmart, Killer Kopy - ANZ, NRMA Insurance, Mission Australia, Swann Insurance, The Galaxy Sydney: Fracht Australia, Trailfinders and others. See my website for more details.


My Training

I studied voice over techniques and audio book narration in New York City with leading producers, coaches and directors in the industry including Peter Rofé PDR Voice Coaching; and Pat Fraley and Hillary Huber, with special guest audio book instruction from Paul Ruben and Barbara Rosenblat; Adria Firestone; and Susan Berkley.

I've completed courses in Acting Techniques and a Voice Intensive at Australia's National Institute for Dramatic Arts (NIDA).

Qualified in radio production and presentation and trained in presenting to camera, I've completed a Certificate III in Radio Broadcasting, and produced programs for Sydney community radio 2SER 107.3FM as part of a regular Tuesday breakfast spot interviewing leading international environmentalists. In 2006 I was the joint winner for the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s short story competition for co-producing and presenting a series of travel programs.

My Studio Equipment

iMac; Pro Tools; Focusrite ISA One Preamp, MBox; AKG C414 B-XLS mic
ftp to my website available
Skype Patch available
ISDN and phone patch available on request

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General Compilation

Narration and Documentary

Audio Book Compilation 2009

Cartoon Animation

On Hold Messages and IVR


TV Promo - ABC

TV Promo - SBS

Industrial Corporate Medical

IVR and On Hold Demo

Live Announcer