Benjamin Adrian
Alameda, CA 94501
Cell: e-mail for number
Ben Adrian Audio
    2305 San Jose Ave. Unit C
    Alameda, CA 94501
Amp repair & modification. Custom amplifier building. Pedal building, repair, & modification. Freelance audio engineering, technical writing, & graphic design.
Label Art of California
February 2006 - Present
    Dan Masri
    290 27th St
    Oakland, CA 94612
Digital Prepress
Set up client art for production on large scale digital and flexographic printing presses. Managed internal workflow in a high-volume, very fast production environment. Assessed and assured quality of client art. Occasional graphic design for clients.
Mr. Toad's Recording & Media
February 2003 - Present
    Tardon Lawrence
    444 Townsend St.
    San Francisco, CA 94107
Mastering & Recording Engineer
Lead and assistant recording and mastering engineer in both the analog and digital world. Tracked, mixed, and mastered projects on a daily basis. Lead engineer for audio transfers and restorations. Worked with a wide variety of clients and styles; from classical and jazz to hip-hop to hardcore metal with everything in between. Worked with damaged, delicate, and priceless master tapes of major artists.

CD Replication Manager
Managed the CD manufacturing department. Brokered and co-ordinated between clients and a variety of vendors. Handled graphics files and audio masters from proofing stages to finished products. Dealt with multiple clients and vendors on a daily and first-hand basis.

Graphic Design, Pre-Press, Webmaster
Worked one-on-one with clients doing design and layout for CD packaging for spot color and four-color offset printing. Performed a prepress check-up on every job to conform to the standards and limitations of offset printing. Familiar with all major design and layout programs. Co-designed and fully administered the large, detailed, and dynamic Mr. Toad's website using GoLive, hand coding, Javascript, CSS, and server side processing.

Simpson Strong Tie
August 2005 - January 2006
    Tricia McGillis
    4120 Dublin Blvd. Suite 400
    Dublin, CA 94568
Web Maintenance & Development
Created and maintained content for a large corporate website using HTML, CSS, and occasional ASP. Worked within strict style guidelines set forth by the company. Completed a high daily volume of HTML and graphic production work. Worked as a contract employee.
August 2002 - September 2002
    Erik Metzger
    650 Townsend St. Suite 500
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Media Librarian (Contract Position)
Filled media requests for a combination online/physical library. Filed and cataloged media in a networked Lotus Notes system. Maintained order and organization of library system.
Calhomefinder, Inc.
April 2001 - July 2002
    Jim Humphrey
    2116A Berkeley Way
    Berkeley, CA 94704
System Maintenance / Customer Support
Maintained a SQL and Coldfusion search engine and related websites for a real estate search database. Provided support with site creation and maintenance including graphic and Javascript work. Also, did one-to-one support with clients using this service.
Publicis Technology
Advertising Agency
September 2000 - April 2001
    Allison Bain
    945 Battery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94111
Interactive Developer
Designed, developed, built, and maintained websites and documents, as well as other interactive projects such as CD ROMs, for a variety of clients as well as internal projects. Worked in an NT and UNIX environment, and developed in ColdFusion and PHP with mySQL.
Internet and Multimedia Research & Development (IMRD)
Indiana University
September 1999 - August 2000
    Andrea McRobbie
    107 S. Indiana Ave. Poplars 639
    Bloomington, IN 47405
Online Developer
Developed and encoded on-line versions of courses for a Big 10 university. Designed and edited in a Macintosh environment, developed in a UNIX, CGI, and PHP world. Tasks included encoding courses, interfacing with faculty and staff, graphic implementation, and development and conceptualization of entire courses.
February 1999 - August 1999
    Rick Wherle & Aaron Branham
    2611 Waterfront Parkway Dr.
    Suite 100
    Indianapolis, IN 46214
Information Coordinator
Maintained web content on an NT server network for a large scale commercial site. Worked with Microsoft ASP/server side dynamic html. Job included a wide variety of web tasks including page maintenance, regular page updating, page creation, graphic creation and maintenance, and managing and maintaining uniformity and functionality.
Communications & Planning Office - UITS
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
August 1996 - February 1999
    Christine Fitzpatrick
    801 W. Michigan St. BS0001
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
Communications Specialist
Over the course of working for the Communications and Planning Office, job tasks have included web page creation and design, graphic design and layout, web page editing and maintenance, web content management, image creation and manipulation, technical/instructional writing, and recently a small amount of Java scripting. Fully comfortable working/editing in a Unix shell, as well as on both Macintosh and Windows environments.
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Fall 1993 - Spring 1998
Math Education and Anthropology
Began at IUPUI as a full time math education major. Switched major to Anthropology (School of Liberal Arts) in spring of 1995, and began attending classes part time.
Carmel High School
Graduated Spring 1993
    Carmel, IN 46032
College Preparatory Classes
Graduated in the top third of class. Curriculum stressed math, science, education, and music.
Other awards: National Honor Society
Current list of skills.
  • ASP
  • Audio Skills (RealAudio, MP3, encoding, serving,
        recording, editing, mastering)
  • ColdFusion
  • CSS
  • Digital Performer
  • Dreamweaver
  • Electronics Technician (tube audio expert)
  • Filemaker
  • Homesite
  • HTML
  • Illustrator
  • ImageReady
  • InDesign
  • Java/Javascript
  • Logic
  • Macintosh OS
  • Microsoft Office (Windows & Macintosh)
  • Pagemaker
  • Photoshop (and accessories)
  • PHP
  • Pro Tools
  • Quark
  • QuickBooks
  • SQL
  • UNIX
  • VMS
  • Windows NT/2000 & 95/98
  • References Professional references and employer phone numbers available upon request.