About Me

Hello, I’m Manuel Catena

Graduated with a master’s degree in Economics of Tourism at the University of Milan-Bicocca in 2008 I went on to become a self-taught web designer/developer.

Ambitious and motivated, always passionate about IT, graphic, and web design. A creative and open mind. Sharp and obsessive attention to detail and interest in the latest design trends. Ability to work well in a team, but independent and confident in pursuing own initiative within a given direction. Expert WordPress, Woocommerce, and Bootstrap developer, always looking for new challenges and to learn new skills.

Good demonstrable knowledge of UI, UX, and SEO. Some working knowledge of Javascript and its library.

I enjoy writing and even published a novel in 2013.

Personal information

Full Name
Manuel Catena
D.o.b.
06 Feb 1978
Address
Nottingham, UK
E-mail
catena.manuel@gmail.com
Phone
+44 7470300202

Languages

Italian native
English fluent
Spanish beginner

Professional Skills

WordPress & Woocommerce 95%
Javascript 56%
Joomla 66%
Digital marketing - Google certified 86%
HTML5 & CSS3 95%
Bootstrap 80%
PHP & MySQL 85%
Cpanel and WHM 90%
Adobe creative suite 90%

Work experience

Jun 2021 - Current

WORDPRESS DEVELOPER

Milton Bayer

As a WordPress developer i’m in charge to take care of all Client website that are build with WordPress. Main client is Standard Chartered

May 2015 - Jun 2021

WEB DESIGNER/DEVELOPER

Future Health Tecnologies Ltd.

I started with this company as an assistant Web Designer working alongside the Developer and the Marketing manager. When the opportunity arose I took on my current role as a Web Developer. Managing on daily bases company’s websites all around the world and improving or restyling existing or new pages and services.

Jan 2012 – now

WEB DESIGNER – FREELANCER

mCm Design London Ltd.

Founder of mCm Design London Ltd in 2016. Development and restyling of the following web sites with WordPress:
www.ravarealty.com (NewYork-Miami)
www.robertocapra.com
www.caffereggio.com
www.apamlan.it
www.120milan.com
www.wifiportablity.com
www.greencardfree.com
www.theoacademy.com
www.cleverfi.com
www.o-dvision.com
gr8connect.thegr8experience.com
Restyled and managing Radio Maria 52 countries websites. Ex: www.radiomaria.ie
Managing website www.radiorossonera.it

May 2011 – Dec 2011

IT SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR AND IBM GLOBAL SUPPORT

NOVARTIS Spa

System administrator for Italy Novartis sites (active directory) and support on-site for IBM global contract for company servers.

Responsible for:

• Monitoring of server hardware and software in business management at IBM

• Co-ordination of software and hardware maintenance from IBM and Novartis

• Backup Management Novartis Italy

• Managing and creating security groups both internal and with other international offices

• Support to the IT Manager for issues concerning corporate servers

Support Help Desk for questions or concerns regarding users and security policies

Mar 2010 – Apr 2011

IT SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR JUNIOR

YOOX GROUP SPA

Network administrator and software and hardware supporter at the YOOX headquarters in Milan.

Responsible for:

• Management of Active Directories: Creating new users, creating and managing security groups

• Backup Manager based in Milan

Managing Printers and Printer server based in Milan

• Management of server Mac-OS

• Management of TCP / IP and Routering headquarters in Milan

• Managing mobile, VOIP and video conferencing

• Support hardware and software Mac / Windows on 150 user workstations

• Managing relationships with suppliers

Startup new headquarters in Milan

Education

March 2012

General and Business intensive English course

St. Giles International School in New York City.
November 2009

Web Design course

Web Design course c/o Istituto Adiuva Srl in Milan.
2005 – 2008

Master degree in Tourism Economy

Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca
1998-2004

Degree in Economy and Management Of Tourism

Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca

Interests

  • Football
  • Travel
  • Bicycle
  • Books
  • Lego
  • Coffee

Contact Me

Fell free to contact me in case of any question