Gerry ManacsaGerry Manacsa is a designer, multimedia artist, and technologist living in Boston.

As an engineer working on the Space Shuttle program, he was a pioneer in using the web as a medium for data dissemination and communication for geographically dispersed workgroups.

He later broke ground in mixed-media storytelling in the early days of the social web, anticipating the rise of blogs, photo sharing, and social media nearly a decade later. The award-winning personal multimedia journal that was the canvas and playground for much of this work ran for over eleven years.

As creative director and technologist with an innovative, early-stage tech startup, he helped to create entirely new learning methods that took full advantage of the web medium, helping that company become a successful leader in its space. Gerry later joined another young company, where he helped reshape the world of books for the digital era.

Today, he works on wide-ranging projects, including UI/UX design and data visualization to optimize K-12 learning, architectural graphics to help create innovative physical spaces for education, and visual design and photography to amplify efforts toward social and climate justice.

In his off hours, Gerry is a photographer and explorer, busy traveling the world with his wife, Karina, and their scruffy pups, Giles and Albert.