Berklee Staff

Steven Zimmerman

Online Student
Berklee Staff
Shoegaze is back. 
Salem
Member since 2009

About Me

Bands

  • Drop Nineteens (Caroline Records, 1992-1994)
  • Bake McBride (1995-1999)

Background
A MAsshole at heart, I grew up on classic rock. And then became very musically confused after being subjected weekly to Barbra Streisand, and Neil Diamond’s “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” and “The Jazz Singer”, while my mom would clean the house.

Further confusion ensued when the 1st season of Miami Vice aired, and I heard the soundtrack stylings of Jan Hammer. The pastel, and musically charged episodes turned me on to sounds that set a mood, and contributed toward my developing cliche penchant for moody bands like The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, Joy Division, New Order, etc.

Instrument-wise, I contemplated buying my first guitar after a) looking in the mirror at 14 years old, and determining that I would never be a chick magnet wearing my Casio keyboard around my neck, and b) when I heard U2’s “Bad”, I figured, “s@#t, I can reverb/delay out a couple of notes, too,” and my first Hondo strat-copy guitar was purchased for $175 cash, paid for by many hours of lawn mowing.

The rest, is non-history… that’s it

Experience & Education

Current

  • Interaction Design Principal for Berklee Media
    January 2009 to Present (over 8 years)

    Helped Berklee Media design and launch the Beta version of the Berkleemusic Network.

Past

  • User Experience Lead for Optaros
    October 2004 to December 2008 (over 4 years)
  • Senior User Experience Specialist for Molecular
    July 2004 to October 2004 (3 months)
  • Information Architect / Design Lead for Ciber - Fidelity Investments
    2003 to May 2004 (about a year and a half)

Education

  • B.S. in Mass Communications at Boston University
    1989 to 1995 (6 years)