I'm Joe Donato and I create user interfaces, mobile apps, and websites.
"WE ARE WHAT WE REPEATEDLY DO. EXCELLENCE, THEREFORE, IS NOT AN ACT, BUT A HABIT." - ARISTOTLE
Joe Donato is a multidisciplinary designer with a focus on graphic design, web development, and mobile application design. Hailing from the rainy city of Seattle he currently develops a number of mobile applications and websites for Cozi. Cozi is a free app and website that helps you manage the chaos of family life with a shared calendar, shopping lists, to do lists and more.
"TO LIVE A CREATIVE LIFE, WE MUST LOSE OUR FEAR OF BEING WRONG." - JOSEPH CHILTON PEARCE
Graphic Design, Mobile Application Design (Android, iPhone, iPad), CSS, Html and Website Development, Video, Animation, Typography, Game Design, Sound Design, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Wire Framing, UI Design, Branding and Identity, Communication Skills, Graphic Production, Project Management, Presentation Skills ,and Client Management.
Adobe Creative Suite, Html/CSS, WordPress, Html 5 Animation, Java/JQuery, User Experience Design, Responsive Design, iOS and Android prototyping.
Joe Donato is focused on developing modern & functional identities and User interfaces.He has extensive experience working with application and website creation, copy writing, branding, and SEO optimization, style guides & graphic production.
“Design is a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.” - Erik Adigard
Cozi is a free app and website that helps you manage the chaos of family life with a shared calendar, shopping lists, to do lists and more.
Cozi helps you keep track of everything from school schedules to sports activities, grocery lists, meals and chores — all in one place accessible by every member of the family and from any computer or mobile device. As the Senior UI/UX Designer I drove the look and feel of the iPhone, iPad, Android apps into easy to understand yet modern look. Taking clues from iOS7 and modern UX best practices, I uncluttered the navigation and simplified the messaged of each section while keeping the target audience of busy mom in mind.
For the Allrecipes Windows app, the main purpose was to deliver a steady stream of recipes to a user while also highlighting advanced search functions. Some users don’t want to think and simply want great seasonal recipes from the start, while other users have dietary restrictions and want an advanced search. This app allows a user to find favorites for ingredients you have on hand (chicken, broccoli, cheese, etc.), or browse by dish type (main dish, appetizers, dessert, etc.) or narrow it down by dietary preference (vegetarian, vegan, diabetic-friendly, etc.).
Read and save recipes in a snap with the Save, Share, and Pin options. Windows marketplace.
The Allrecipes Video Cookbook focuses on videos rather than recipes. Users can watch top recipes being made step-by-step in this video cookbook for iPhone and iPad. Pause, skip, and go back at their own pace. Save favorite videos to your Allrecipes Recipe Box or read reviews from what other cooks thought.
Take the world’s #1 food website everywhere you go—FREE.
The bulk of my work at Allrecipes revolved around this little beauty pictured above called Dinner Spinner. Dinner Spinner comes in two flavors Dinner Spinner Free and Dinner Spinner Pro. With over 16 Million downloads between all of the Allrecipes mobile products it kept me pretty busy. The basic concept of the app is that you can select dish type, ingredients, and ready in and the spinner will randomize recipes by these three categories. In addition to the spinner the app has a featured section, favorites, search, shopping list, and settings. The app itself has over 40,000 top rated recipes all submitted by users. You can upload photos of recipes or share them with friends. Dinner Spinner is available on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 7. We have also revamped this UI for Android tablets and the Kindle Fire.
The search section has a number of dietary filters including: vegetation, vegan, no dairy, no wheat, high fiber, low fat, low sodium, and low carbs. So you can easily find low fat, low sodium chicken recipes in seconds.
The myTouch 4G slide is the fourth generation of the myTouch franchise family. The interaction and UI layer were customized to make this device uniquely T-Mobile. I worked with the T-mobile’s design team to drive visual strategy for a custom UI layer built on top of HTC Sense 3.0, and on-device applications like T-mobile’s My Account. My Account is a T-mobile app that helps users keep track of their minutes, data, and account details. I helped creation of comprehensive toolkits and style guides to establish design consistency across the whole UI experience for the phone. I also worked directly with development on production, implementation of the UI.
"Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent." - Joe Sparano
“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” — Albert Einstein