Joy Licia Stanek
Creative Producer, Screenwriter
& Digital Marketing Specialist
Joy Licia Stanek
My college career began when I first decided to go to Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I had to go to two days of orientation over the summer, and when I returned home I realized that IUP was not feeling like the right place for me. Over the next few days, I dis-enrolled and decided to take a tour of Slippery Rock University. Immediately I was greeted with friendly people and a close-knit educational environment. I then realized that SRU was where I would start my journey, and I quickly enrolled for a major in Communication with an emphasis on Digital Media Production.
In my sophomore year of college, I took an Introduction to Gender Studies class, and it changed my life. I always had a passion for people and equality, but now I could take my major in Communication and create stories and creative content that had the potential to not only entertain but also could connect with people in a deeper way. Now I had realized that I had found my drive to create the stories that I had a passion for, and I decided to add a Gender Studies minor to my Communication major.
At the end of my sophomore year, I was learning a lot about graphic design and video editing, yet I felt like I needed more focus on film and television from a creative standpoint and not just the technical side of the industry. I decided then to add a minor in Film & Media Studies, which was the missing piece that now completed my college career. With my focus on digital media, the creative knowledge of film and movie making, and the passion to create stories that deeply connect with people, I now had a clear idea of what I wanted to make of my professional career.
Slippery Rock University
B.S. of Communication
Digital Media Production
Minor: Gender Studies
Minor: Film & Media Studies
Currently, I am closely working with a startup company on website design, and creating an overall brand for the company to identify with. Along with my individual client, I also continue to improve on my design skills using software programs like Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and After Effects.
Here is a small media reel that demonstrates my producing talents as well as my technical skills in the Adobe Creative Suite, which included the text animation and graphics shown throughout the demo reel.