Jason A. Doerck


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Web Developer / Sound Designer / Recording Artist

1990 to the present

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Web Development

As an independent web developer, it has been my goal to create websites that empower the client to easily update and change the site on their own. Before blog packages like Wordpress, to do so required using a combination of databases, XML, scripting languages and flat files. Fortunately, today most of the tools needed to maintain a website are open-source or web-based, therefore much of the development work becomes the customization and coordination of various services. The trick is to elegantly weave these elements together such that both the end-user and the maintainer of the website feel they have a cohesive package.

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Multimedia, Sound Design, Soundtrack & Remixes

I have always had a passion for using computer based synthesis to create new and interesting sounds — music was never as interesting to me as pure sound. Over the years I have become well-versed in the tools of the trade (Logic, Pro Tools, Live, Reaktor, Max/MSP, Supercollider) and Modular Synthesis in general, and I have also had the chance chance to work with a number of interesting clients. When undertaking an audio project, I endeavor to meet the client's requirements while preserving my own artistic vision in the process.

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Björk - "Who Is It? (remix)"

A remix released on the "Who Is It?" single in the UK.

The Office of Letters and Light

Another animation by Ryan Junell - this time biting Paul Simon and Brazillian music in general.

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The Canadian Federation of Students - Fair Copyright for Canada

An animation explaining the effects of Bill C-61 on Canadian copyright law.

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Copyright Clearance Center - "Copyright Basics"

An explanation of copyright basics

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Ozmo - "Ozmo Is"

Explaining another copyright / licensing system.

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Creative Commons - Wanna Work Together?

A quick animation explaining how copyright alternatives function.

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PRX - Introduction

An animation introducing an online resource for public radio.

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The Discovery Channel - Trace Elements

A game based on the popular CSI Television series. Soundtrack, foley, voice recording and mix.

Until The Light Takes Us

Soundtrack work for a documentary about Scandinavian Black Metal.

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Recording artist

Recording solo under the name Lesser and other noms de guerre, I've released more than 10 albums, on imprints including Matador Records, Tigerbeat6, Vague Terrain and Vinyl Communications. The Lesser album, "Gearhound," won an Honorable Mention at Ars Electronica in 2001 and was reviewed as a Detriment to Humanity by the Stanford University Newspaper.

CNET Networks, Inc.

Global leader in online media, information and news

August 2002 to June 2008

Manager of Web Development

November 2006 to June 2008

Production Manager

April 2006 to November 2006

Senior Web Developer, Music & Video Downloads

July 2005 to April 2006

Senior Web Developer, MySimon.com

August 2002 to July 2005

Panmedia / Learn2

Senior Staff Technologist

June 1998 to March 2000


Audio Engineer / Traffic Manager

March 1995 to June 1998

In Color

Production Manager / Colorist

January 1990 to November 1994


Introduction to Flash

Academy X

June 2004

Studied Anthropology

Palomar College

August 1990

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