About

Charles LaRocca is a full-time freelance web designer and developer living just outside of Boston, MA. He has worked with start-ups, agencies, and large corporations to untangle complex problems for over a decade. He always makes time to stay up to date on the latest and greatest technology but, still knows how to fix a bug in IE 7 (yes, people still ask).

Experience

2005 - PresentThinkWired.com
Founder

  • Responsible for maintaining client relationships
  • Gather requirements, define goals, solve problems
  • Design responsive layouts/interfaces
  • Install and customize WordPress/CMS
  • Develop emails that drive results

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

Education

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

Skills

  • HTML[5]
  • CSS[3]
  • SCSS
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • Foundation
  • WordPress
  • Git
  • Email Design
  • SEO
  • Photoshop
  • Responsive Design
  • PHP/MySQL
  • Sitecore
  • Usability Testing

Recent Work