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Wenke Kleine-Benne

Based in Germany

Co- Founder of Mermade Sound, Wenke, a highly accomplished sound designer in Germany, has earned a reputation as one of the most decorated professionals in her field. Overcoming the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated industry, she has emerged as a leading figure in the audio world.

Her expertise has been sought after by renowned automotive brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Mini, VW, and Honda, contributing to global campaigns even before obtaining her own driver's license. Inspired by her late father's passion for engines and fast driving, she immersed herself in the world of automotive sound design.

Wenke's remarkable portfolio extends beyond commercial productions, encompassing feature films, music releases, and international art projects. Collaborating with artist Kerstin, she curated an exceptional art exhibition in Los Angeles and Berlin in 2019. Additionally, Wenke has ventured into directing, publishing radio plays for Deutsche Grammophon.

Her sound design stands out for its meticulous attention to detail, reflecting the influence of her mother's unwavering strength of opinion. Seeking to overcome her isolation as the sole sound designer in various settings, including craft juries, Wenke has embraced the role of lecturer and seminar leader, sharing her knowledge and fostering a true creative process.

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