I'm a music production student with a passion for web development. My knowledge of front-end development comes from working as a freelancer and interning as a web developer. I'm a goal oriented person who loves project management and team work.
Pocono Mountain West High School
Sept 2013 - June 2017
Sept. 2017 - June 2019
High school was a time I really got into music production. I experimented with programs such as Pro Tools First and began to have a basic understanding of what it takes to create good sounding music.
I also found my passion for programming and web development. I started with Java and C++, but my early days of web development go all the way back to middle school.
As I progressed through Drexel University, I learned more and more from courses and self-directed research. Computer science courses helped me further solidify my knowledge of development, especially team-based, while music-related courses gave me new insight into the music industry and songwriting process. I withdrew in June because I was trapped. They were not able to let me switch out of computer science to the music industry major.
Fast forward to the present.
I'm currently applying to Berklee Online for Electronic Music Production and Sound Design. You may wonder "Why are you going to school for electronic production if you've always done rock and metal?" Well, I've always loved electronic music too and actually spend a lot of my time listening to EDM/Drum and Bass music. It's been a dream of mine for many years to be able to create electronic music. And who's to say I can't make an electronic metal track??
Iperdesign Web Developer
April 2019 - June 2019
Freelance Web Developer
2016 - 2017 | 2019 - Present
At first, I started helping my brother, Michael Tieso, with small WordPress tasks (which I began doing all the way back in middle school). Eventually, I went on to work with clients on my own by designing, improving, and fixing their websites according to their specifications. I utilize programming languages and tools such as WordPress, HTML, and CSS.
Freshman Design Project
Jan. 2018 - June 2018
In my college's Freshman Design Project , I developed a multitude of programming skills and project leading and management skills. I directed overall design and direction for the development of a 2D strategy-based game named Arch Enemy. That included managing and collaborating with a team of five people and acquiring feedback from playtesters. We used Trello to organize tasks and content. I gained valuable experience in Unity, C#, Photon Networking, and Git. Our game included online multiplayer, local multiplayer, and a complicated turn-based/player management system.
A Second Thought
2017 - Present
What started as a high school rock band with a couple friends eventually formed into a personal project of mine. It used to consist of jam sessions and us practicing cover songs in our drummer's basement. We released our first single (that I played rhythm and lead guitar for) on all music streaming sites, then eventually we became busy and parted ways. Now, I plan to use A Second Thought as a place to release solo metal tracks. Overall, the experience I got from producing songs, playing shows, and playing with a band was priceless.
Sound Enginnering Internship
As a requirement for a live sound engineering course in Drexel University, I interned for a day to shadow and work with a live sound engineer at a rock concert. Throughout the day, I learned how to properly setup stage equipment for a show such as monitors, drum sets, microphones, and a stage box. I learned a couple techniques on a console about EQing, compressing, gain structure, and other effects. I got extremely valuable experience because of this, and I'm very much looking forward to doing this again.