John Paul Thompson

Tech // Design // Music

I wear a lot of hats:  I.T. guy, audio engineer, music producer, graphic designer, front-end web developer

  • John Paul Thompson
  • Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
  • (214) 810-2994


  • Head of IT and Studio Tech2013 - Present

    Comma Music
    Particle Audio

    I am the head of information and studio technology for a music and post-audio studio headquartered in downtown Chicago with offices in New York and Los Angeles. I manage multiple post rooms along with several composer suites located in the three offices. I also manage purchases, repair, and maintenance for both audio and networking equipment. I administer a dedicated fiber inter-office network and work with national telecom and other various service providers to provide site-to-site audio and intercommunication. I administer several local servers along with a handful of cloud services. I manage several company databases and provide front-end web development for the company websites.

  • Systems Administrator2011 - 2013

    University of Chicago;

    I provide desktop support to businesses and educational institutions. I service company & personal property (Apple, Windows, & Linux). I train users on software & hardware use. I manage physical networks, labs, offices, & workspaces, along with providing consultation on purchasing and deployment.

  • Graphics and Web Designer2007 - Present


    I specialize in print and online graphics for promotional use such as posters, banners, and advertisements. I design product packaging and components, including small books, pamphlets and booklets, media packages, and mailers.
    I dabble in logo design.

    I design and program modern and functional websites for small businesses, academic or non-profit organizations, and personal websites. I primarily focus on bespoke websites that utilize modern content management systems to express a unique identity in order to engage visitors.

  • Audio Engineer, Music Producer2003 - Present

    The Pandarosa Recording Co.;

    I am a mix and recording engineer and music producer, having worked on over a dozen different credited projects. I founded an independent record label, Pandarosa Records, and have managed day-to-day operations for the past 10+ years, focusing on artist development and music production, completing 15+ recording projects and releases since 2003. I have mastered several projects.

  • Music Teacher2002 - 2013

    Personal Studio &;

    I studied classical violin and music theory for ten years before switching primarily to popular acoustic guitar and eventually to rock electric guitar. I studied ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago, specializing in American popular music and the "music industry" in the 20th century. I offer my experience with both classical music theory and modern popular music to make personalized lesson plans, helping students achieve their musical goals at whatever level they propose.


  • University of Chicago2011

    Anthropology / Music

    I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology focused on Ethnomusicology, particularly the emergence of genres resultant to development and introduction of recording and media technologies in 20th century America.

Graphics skills

  • Photoshop

  • InDesign

  • Illustrator

  • Screen Printing

Programming Skills



  • Wordpress

  • Drupal

  • Joomla

Audio skills

  • Cubase

  • Reason

  • Pro Tools

  • Live

  • Logic

I.T. skills

  • Windows

  • Mac

  • Linux

  • Network

  • Security

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Contact info

  • Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL

  • Email:
  • Phone: (214) 810-2994
  • Website:

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