Hi, I'm Joey Manata

 Currently, I am a Senior at Bradley University. I came to Bradley as a Game Design major with a minor in User Experience, but quickly discovered a love for User Experience.  Growing up, I have always enjoyed working with computers and technology, now I am able to combine my passion for technology and my love for design with the use of Adobe products. I grew up in a suburb outside of Chicago and have been lucky to have been able to enjoy the museums and other cultural amenities that the city has to offer. In my free time, I enjoy exercising and playing video games.

Current Occupation: Undergrad Student and Bradley Enterprise Program Manager.

Current Location: Peoria IL

Email: jmanata@mail.bradley.edu

 

Languages & Software

Software

  • Adobe Suit
  • Figma
  • WordPress
  • Shopify
  • Wix
  • Elementor
  • Unity Engine/ Visual Studios

Languages

  • C#
  • HTML5 and CSS3

Work Experience

Pekin Insurance UX Intern
(May 2022 - August 2022)

Initiated a complete audit of existing Pekin Insurance Webpages.
Developed and created a Design System for Pekin Insurance Designers.
Researched and constructed a Figma file of streamlined standards for both Designers and Developers.
Mastered Auto Layout and Components in Figma.
Achieved competency in proper file layout.

NASA SUITS Design Challenge (August 2020 - Present)

Designed UI elements for astronauts to use while in space with the Microsoft Hololense.
Collaborated with a team of Designers, Programmers, and Engineers to design UI elements to ensure a comprehensive heads up display for the astronauts to use while on the Artemis space mission.

Enterprise Program Internship (May 2021- November 2021)

Responsible for the logistics of a team of four web designers coordinating their work assignments.
Produced websites for local businesses on a wide range of platforms including Shopify, Wix, and WordPress.
Consulted with clients in order to assess their needs and requirements, resulting in a customized, design specific website.

Evanston Golf Course - Caddie (May 2015 - May 2022)

Learned how to effectively communicate important information with a wide range of personalities in a stressful environment.
Learned the importance of great customer service and the positive impact it could have on a business.

Leadership

Sigma Phi Epsilon - Chaplin

Sigma Phi Epsilon - Member Development

Enterprise Program - Project Manager

Schooling

Bradley University

Undergraduate (August 2019- May 2023)

Major-B.S in User Experience Design
GPA 3.83 – 4.0