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THOMAS VOLLARO

Email: t_vo at yahoo.com Website: www.vollaro.com/folio

Expertise [click below for work samples]:

Education:

  • University of Michigan, School of Information Master of Science in Information with a specialization in Human-Computer Interaction. Graduated Spring 2003.
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology Bachelor of Architecture. Graduated with Honors, Spring 1997.

Relevant Coursework and Projects:

Public Service

  • Habitat for Humanity: Volunteered for over seven years in Newark , Paterson , NJ , and Ann Arbor , MI
  • Michigan Mentorship Program: Provided technology mentorship to Ann Arbor , MI teens in 2002

Image Publication Credits:

Work Experience:

Community Connect, Inc. - New York
Information Architect, September 2004 - Present

  • Contributed to brainstorming, strategy, requirements gathering and design meetings throughout the entire product lifecycle.
  • Wrote use cases, personas, and detailed scenarios.
  • Developed detailed sitemaps, wireframes, and interaction flows using Visio.
  • Wrote a UI style guide and created a set of corresponding templates, custom stencils, and macros in Visio to facilitate wireframing process.
  • Planned, created, and led usability tests process.

Rockwell Group, LLC - New York
IT Strategy Consultant, September 2003 - April 2004

  • Researched, planned and implemented software and hardware solutions including LAN switches, server racks, and database solutions 
  • Streamlined and documented a variety of existing  processes to make digital information easier to access

Soar Technology, Inc. - Ann Arbor, MI
Intranet Administrator, May 2002 - August 2003

Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, LLP - New York, NY
Lead Technologist, Spring 1997 - Fall 2001

  • Designed and implemented a web-based knowledge management application that allows access to up-to-date accounting data, drawing standards, historic project data, photography, and many other resources
  • Planned and implemented new software and hardware solutions
  • Created 3D models and renderings of architectural projects
  • Managed local and wide-area networks for over 120 employees on two coasts