Who is this guy?

My name is Harrison Bolin, and I'm a web developer and IT professional with over 4 years of experience. If you need someone who can work with designers, copywriters, and others to create a beautiful web experience, I'm your man.

I haven't always freelanced. Two years in the corporate IT sector taught me how to collaborate with clients and develop in a team. Writing over 200 articles about technology and gaming has given me an eye for effective web communication.

I live in wonderful Boulder, Colorado, am fascinated by our night sky, and consider myself an herbal tea connoisseur.

What is he good at?

IntermediateCSS 3
ExpertHTML 5
NovicePHP
NoviceJavaScript
IntermediateWordPress
IntermediateAdobe Creative Suite

Portfolio

CU Boulder ATLAS - Digital Signage

Crafted for: ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado Boulder Spring 2017

Problem: The digital signs in the ATLAS building were no longer being used, sacrificing valuable wall real-estate that the department was eager to use. The client needed the new solution to integrate with the existing calendar api (Localist) and allow for future upgrades.

Solution: I was in charge of designing the new digital signs using existing branding and imagery, then developed a PHP web app that could link up with the web API and allow for staff to manually add slides and photos. In order to make sure that the calendar did not go offline without reason, the app refreshes at set intervals after checking to see that it still has an internet connection. This ensures that people in the building have a consistent and reliable way to learn about upcoming events and alerts.

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Key technologies used in the project:

  • CSS3
  • Bootstrap 4
  • PHP 7.0
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CU Boulder ATLAS - Digital Signage

After digital signs in the building had lain dormant for months, I worked with the ATLAS Institute to design, develop, and help implement the current digital signage for the building. The new solution is a custom PHP web app that allows staff to manually add slides and pictures, and can fill in the rest with dynamic calendar events and Instagram photos.

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  • CSS3
  • Bootstrap 4
  • PHP 7.0

International House - Non-profit site with custom CMS

The International House was in need of a redesign and hosting for their website. Using a customized Bootstrap 4 theme and the October CMS, I created a platform for them to communicate with donors and volunteers. It was important that the project be mobile-ready, include new features like promo videos, slideshows, galleries, and a blog, all while still supporting everything from the old site.

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  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Bootstrap 4
  • jQuery
  • October CMS
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International House - Non-profit site with custom CMS

Crafted for: International House Summer 2016

Problem: The Interntional House website was using a stock template from an outdated CMS which severely limited their ability to update their website. The client needed a fresh look for the website in addition to a better way to access the back end and make changes. With no mobile functionality, the site was essentially useless to half of the clients donors and volunteers

Solution: Using the Bootstrap 4 library to ensure mobile compatibility, I built them a site starting from a design template and customizing it for their specific needs. Built on the OctoberCMS platform, I was able to integrate a blog as well as the ability to edit the site all within a lightweight system. Now the non-profit is able to focus on providing donors and volunteers with the information they need to help the project.

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Key technologies used in the project:

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Bootstrap 4
  • jQuery
  • October CMS
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International House - Non-profit site with custom CMS

The International House was in need of a redesign and hosting for their website. Using a customized Bootstrap 4 theme and the October CMS, I created a platform for them to communicate with donors and volunteers. It was important that the project be mobile-ready, include new features like promo videos, slideshows, galleries, and a blog, all while still supporting everything from the old site.

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  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Bootstrap 4
  • jQuery
  • October CMS

APM Solutions - Custom Wordpress Site

Crafted for: APM Solutions Fall 2018

Problem: In preparation for APM's upcoming product launch, Teem Creative brought me onto the project to develop a custom Wordpress theme based off of some existing designs. The site would need to be mobile-ready, high converting, and meet specific security requirements.

Solution: Collaborating with designers and copywriters at Teem, I developed the theme using Divi as a base to give the client the ability to edit anything once the site had launched. The site is prepared for mobile with intuitive layouts and optimized for high conversions. Special functionality like testimonial sliders and contact forms were implemented as the project progressed.

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Key technologies used in the project:

  • CSS3
  • PHP
  • Wordpress
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APM Solutions - Custom Wordpress Site

In collaboration with Teem Marketing, I created a custom theme for APM Solutions new website with the aim to promote their upcoming product launch. The site includes a fully dynamic and mobile capable layout, customer friendly sign-up forms, testimonial sliders, and feature spotlight. The entire site is fully editable by the client, making minor changes easy for them as they launch their new software.

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  • CSS3
  • PHP
  • Wordpress

Education

Associates of General Studies
Pikes Peak Community College - May 2017

Bachelors of Technology, Arts, and Media
University of CU Boulder - May 2021

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