Meet Me @ Tri-C: Justin Seeker
April 22, 2014
Justin Seeker earned his Tri-C degree in audio engineering in 2011. He now works at Earthquaker Devices in Akron, Ohio, a company that makes effect pedals for musicians. He also performs with local rock act Stems.
Tri-C Trending: What do you do at Earthquaker Devices?
Justin Seeker: I dont necessarily have a proper title here at EQD. When we first moved into our new building my title was senior circuit builder, but since then I've moved on to strictly wiring pedals and doing quality control before they are sent to be tested.
TT: What do you find most satisfying about your job?
JS: The best part of the job is hard to say. It's the best job I've had and I got it right out of school. I work with some of the best musicians in the area and occasionally get to travel to trade shows and talk with great people about our pedals. It's very rewarding building equipment that allows people to be creative and Jamie Stillman (owner and designer) is building some of the best devices that do that.
TT: How did Tri-C prepare you for your work there?
JS: Tri-C allowed me to meet great people who helped me do what I want.
I would suggest that people in the program go full time and take it seriously with the intention of getting a job, not just wanting to be a producer. Its a pipe dream if you're not completely determined. I saw many people in the program that thought they were God's gift until they had to take a test and prove themselves. Most dropped out and there weren't many who stayed with it the whole time.