Joshua Menas

Manager, Media & Interaction

Coatesville, PA, USA
I currently work as the Media & Interaction Manager for the Performance Development Group in the Philadelphia area. I am a highly skilled graphic designer, illustrator, and animator. I also enjoy supporting our project teams and overseeing the work of my talented designers and developers.

Work Experience

Performance Development Group

Manager, Media & Interaction

As the Media & Interaction Manager at PDG, I oversee the work of our talented Graphic Designers and Developers. I support the organization and our clients by conceptualizing innovative learning solutions and estimating the work. I create and maintain processes and tools to improve efficiency and I provide production management support to our cross-functional project teams. I am also responsible for our contractor resourcing and onboarding.

In addition to these higher level responsibilities, I am also typically involved on media heavy projects as a Lead Graphic Designer. I enjoy collaborating with the project teams by providing look & feel designs, templates, graphics, and animation work to push our learner solutions in new and exciting directions.
August 2017 - Present Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

Performance Development Group

Senior Graphic Designer

As a Senior Graphic Designer, I am responsible for managing projects from a visual/interactive standpoint and interfacing with clients during design strategy discussions. I design GUI and content look and feel for e-learning and instructor-led training material while adhering to client branding and common usability standards. Besides doing most of the heavy lifting on media rich projects, I also facilitate graphics, animation, and video work to contractors, vendors, and other in-house designers. I am also responsible for maintaining thorough collaboration between the Graphics, Development, and Instructional Design departments.

Above and beyond the normal responsibilities of a Senior Graphic Designer, I have gained valuable project management experience by successfully leading multi-language courseware translation projects. I have written scripts for simulation style, animated e-learning courses and I have led multi-workstream projects as a Production Manager.
May 2010 - August 2017 Pennsylvania, United States

Big Purple Dot

Freelance Animator

I helped the design team at Big Purple Dot with 4 short motion graphics projects that were used to communicate the home buying process to consumers.
April 2018 - June 2018 United States

Tiger Pistol

Freelance Animator

I provided storyboards and After Effects motion graphics for a promotional video.
April 2017 - June 2017 Austin, Texas, United States

Sky Pie Studio

Freelance Animator

I provided storyboards, illustrations, animatics, and After Effects work for a paper cutout, stop motion animation for a social media advertisement.
October 2016 - November 2016 New York, New York, United States

Gdovin Designs

Freelance Animator/Designer

I provided graphic design, illustration, storyboards, and animation work for a number of Flash based game projects.
2010 - 2014 United States

The McCary Group

Freelance Multimedia Designer

I worked on a variety of web design, animation, and product design projects.
September 2012 - December 2014 United States

RnD Interactive

Freelance Web Designer

I designed websites and advertising for car dealerships.
December 2013 - December 2014 United States

Soup 2 Nuts

Freelance Character Animator

As a freelance animator, I provided Flash character animation for the PBS kids series, WordGirl.
October 2010 - April 2011 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Pfizer

Multimedia Designer

I was the lead Flash developer of Exploria based, tablet PC sales presentations for Wyeth brands. My responsibilities as a Multimedia Designer included graphic design, motion graphics, and print work. The work I did supported various internal departments including Sales and Marketing, Facilities, Video Production, and Special Events. I was responsible for character design and animation used in computer based training and various internal communications. Based on the existing Wyeth Nutrition Lion character, I also illustrated and designed promotional material to support the Wyeth Nutrition brand in Europe, Asia, and South America.
August 2006 - May 2010 Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States

Digital Four

Flash Animator

I was responsible for creating animated online greeting cards for Digital Four's websites.
October 2000 - May 2002 Rosemont, Pennsylvania, United States

Education

The Art Institute Of Philadelphia

Associate Degree in Computer Animation

Graduated with honors.
September 1998 - August 2000 Pennsylvania, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

2D Animation, Adobe Audition, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Muse, After Effects, Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, Blender 3D, Character Design, Construct 2, CSS, Flash, Graphic Design, HTML, Illustration, Microsoft Word, Motion Graphics , Photoshop, Power Point, Premiere, Storyboarding, UI Design , Unity 3D, Video Production, Web Design,