The Studio

What we do in the Studio


Designed by Marloes Polman and Robert Nabbe in cooperation with Eelco Grimm, the construction of Bart’s studio was overseen by Arnold van Essen. Since the summer of 2012, Bart’s studio has been located at Hugo de Grootstraat in Utrecht.

Bart started work in 1992, doing sound design and mixing with the collective Soundpalette. Soundpalette is a team of five composers and sound designers, each with their own specialisms and studios.

Bart is guiding the sound industry’s future as a teacher at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU). He has sound design, audio postproduction techniques and the use of recording studios since 1994

In 2006 Bart set up his own business, ‘Studio Bart Jilesen’.

Since January 2021 Bart has started a collaboration with Rebecca Baatjes. Being a classically trained pianist, and recently graduated Master of Music in Sound design at the HKU Rebecca is now strengthening the team at the studio specializing in podcasts and 360 audio. If necessary for the project, Bart puts together a unique team of freelancers who work under his supervision to get the job done in the most efficient way yet aiming for the highest quality and best creative performance.

Since its foundation, there has been considerable growth, both in the business and in Bart’s portfolio and experience. Bart combines his vision, working methods, knowledge and creativity with the wishes of his client- this is the key to his success.

Bart has nearly 30 years (1992) of knowledge in mixing, 5.1 cinema, audiobooks and 360 audio. Bart’s sound design ideas are produced to a high-quality through his technical knowledge and use of equipment available at the studio.

Importantly, Bart takes great pleasure in his work and enjoys a challenge. In their fifteen successful years in business, Bart and his team have delivered a large number of great products to many satisfied customers.

A unique feature is Bart’s sound library, which he has built up over the years. New recordings are made for every project, so previous recordings can always be drawn on. This makes every production unique and means there is almost never a need to make use of sample CDs.




Studio Bart Jilesen
Hugo de Grootstraat 44
3581 XW Utrecht


studio: +31 (0) 30 274 69 28
cell: +31 (0) 6 143 681 36