— Well, it's not the same. A number of sound designers compose music as well, but the tasks of a composer and those of a sound designer are very different. Sound design is a pretty big concept. It combines several directions of work at once. One of them is creating ambience. It helps to understand what surrounds you and helps to immerse into space: in the forest, we can always hear leaves rustling and birds singing, while in the city there are the traffic noise and people's voices.
The second direction is the Foley effects. In films we can hear footsteps, clothes rustling, doors slamming. But in fact, these sounds aren't recorded on the site — a sound designer works on them.