Objective

My goal is to find challenging work with like-minded people who truly care about users, enjoy solving difficult problems, and love building awesome experiences.

Experience

2005 - PresentThinkWired.com
Founder

  • Responsible for maintaining client relationships
  • Gather requirements and define goals
  • Design web standard layouts/interfaces
  • Install and customize Wordpress/CMS
  • Budgeting, billing, and accounting

2012 - PresentTufts Medical Center
Front-End Web Developer

  • Transform specifications into usable layouts
  • Build, configure, and implement Sitecore modules
  • Utilize best practices to optimize user experience
  • Administrate CMS and user permissions
  • Assist in documentation and user training

2007 - 2011PowerSteering Software
UI/UX Designer

  • Manage user enhancement requests
  • Collaborate with team to define new features
  • Transform conceptual ideas into user friendly wireframes
  • Convert finalized mockups into compliant html layouts
  • Maintain and support the UI across multiple browsers

2006 - 2007Partners.org
Designer/Content Manager

  • Clean existing markup of websites
  • Optimize existing pages for search engines
  • Transform magazine into online e-zine
  • Convert .PSD files into standard complaint layouts
  • Establish section 508 accessibility solutions

Skills

  • HTML[5]
  • CSS[3]
  • Responsive Design
  • Usability Testing
  • Photoshop
  • jQuery
  • PHP/MySQL
  • Wordpress
  • SEO

Education

2001 - 2006Westfield State College
B.S. Computer Information Systems

Internship

2005 - 2006Mass.gov/rmv
Webmaster

  • Maintained website and Intranet
  • Converted over 400 pages to valid HTML/CSS
  • Organized and reduced overall number of pages
  • Optimized website load time

2004 - 2005Westfield State College
Support Desk Tech

  • Managed user accounts
  • Set and monitored printing limits
  • Provided basic end user support for the XP operating system
  • Administer Microsoft Office support

Recent Work

  • ThinkWired The personal portfolio of me, Charles LaRocca.
  • Gadizmo Gadget, gizmo, and tech reviews.
  • Satelicious Satellite Radio news aggregator.

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