Connor McAllister

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A front-end web developer based in Denver, CO

My Work

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Web Development

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Griffis - Corporate and Property Websites

A joint effort between STUDIO by Engrain and Creation Chamber, Griffis Residential's new corporate website features map-based navigation and templated property sites.

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Griffis Residential corporate website on desktop, tablet, and mobileGriffis Fitzsimons South property website on desktop, tablet, and mobile
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Logo Design

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Tacoma Logo

I designed a logo for the city of Tacoma, Washington. For a class project, I was required to create a logo that was scalable, not just in the sense that it was made from vector objects, but so that it was as recognizable on a postage stamp as it was on a building. I incorporated the famous Tacoma Narrows bridge set upon the iconic backdrop of Mt. Rainier with the bridge supports fading into the river below.

Tacoma, WA logo on a postage stampTacoma, WA logo printed on a window in vinylTacoma, WA logo printed on lamp post banners
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Web Development

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Altís by The Altman Companies

The Altman Companies commissioned Studio by Engrain to design and develop several of their Altís properties. Creation Chamber developed the original site, Altís Bonterra, and I created a template from that site for reuse and customization throughout the rest of the Altís portfolio.

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Altís Pembroke Gardens website on desktop, tablet, and mobile
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Print Design
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Residential Compost Guide

I designed this brochure to be displayed on a refrigerator or wall. The Z-fold gave me the option to display all content when laid flat and left the opposite side available for a Spanish version. I incorporated elements from other Zero Waste materials to establish continuity throughout the city's marketing.

folded bilingual compost brochuresunfolded compost brochure in Englishunfolded compost brochure in Spanish
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Print Design

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Energy-Water Nexus Brochure

Two brochures were combined to include information on how the water and energy systems are dependent upon each other. The brochure has two halves and two featured colors, distinguishing the water content from the energy content. The content itself describes the relationship between each side while the center graphic on the main fold illustrates the nexus concept.

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Print Design

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Cochin Typespec

For a class project, I was required to create a type specimen poster. I chose the typeface Cochin to represent due to its geometric normal variant and unique artistic curves of the italic variant. Within the poster I wanted to emphasize the uniqueness of some of the most exotic letterforms of the typeface as large letters in the background and still display each variant's alphabet to the side.

Cochin type specimen poster
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Print Design

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Senior Thesis Film Exhibition Program

When the films for my senior film class were screened, I challenged myself to design a program that was eye-catching, yet still gave each student and their film the spotlight it deserved.

film series program booklet cover on 8.5 x 5.5 in.interior of a film series program booklet
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Web Development

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University of Colorado Swimming & Diving

I worked with a group of three other students to redesign and develop a new website for the club swimming and diving team at CU. The old site was text heavy and used jarring color combinations. Our update made the site easy to manage content, integrated school colors, and adhered to athletics branding standards.

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University of Colorado Club Swimming and Diving team website on desktop, tablet, and mobile
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Web Development

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Partners for A Clean Environment

In 2014 the Partners for A Clean Environment program was unified with other programs in the City of Boulder and Boulder County. Rebranding and a new web design was done by local firm, Walden Hyde. I was responsible for populating and formatting content both to match Walden Hyde's design and to create an intuitive user experience for visitors to take advantage of the services offered by the program.

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Partners for A Clean Environment website on desktop, tablet, and mobile
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Jan. 2017–Present Studio by Engrain
Front-End Web Developer
Provide maintenance & enhancements for over 75 multi-family websites by adding & improving design & interactive features
Integrate real-time unit availability data for live pricing and online lease applications
Build WordPress themes from the ground up using the Twig templating engine

Jan. 2016–Jan. 2017 Studio by Engrain
Production Artist
Created & programmed technical vector illustrations for software and web use
Utilized problem-solving skills to troubleshoot issues with interactive software
Prepared & programmed files to be implemented into custom software and websites

Dec. 2014–Mar. 2016 Freelance
Web Developer & Graphic Designer
Conceptualized design ideas that brought simplicity & user-friendliness to complex roadblocks
Developed scalable branding identities for startup companies & small businesses
Carried design & web projects from concept to completion while adhering to brand standards

Jun. 2014–Dec. 2014 City of Boulder, CO
Local Environmental Action Division
Communications, Graphics & Outreach Intern

Designed print and digital collateral for zero waste, energy efficiency & renewable energy programs
Managed department’s constituent-facing web content & social media accounts
Coordinated with printers on city-wide bulk mail projects

Jan. 2014–Jul. 2014 Bill: The Galactic Hero
Assistant Production Manager for Animation
Coordinated equipment checkout & managed deadlines of student animators
Trained student animators in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects & scanning software
Animated complex character puppets & parallax-style backgrounds


Fall 2009–Spring 2014 University of Colorado at Boulder
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Film Studies
Minor - Technology, Arts & Media

Fall 2012 The Umbra Institute - Perugia, Italy
Italian Language and Culture Studies

Volunteer Experience

2013, 2014 Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Projected films, controlled light & sound equipment, assisted customers

Mar. 2010–Dec. 2013 Colorado Renewable Energy Society
Resolved IT problems, compiled bulk mailings, maintained eCommerce site


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I like to make things. My talents are primarily in web development and graphic design, but there's more to this cookie than just chocolate chips!

I transform content into mediums that excite. I want to give people the power of information in an age where it is nearly impossible to filter the inspirational from the mundane. Some days I know exactly what I'm doing, but more often I feel the world is my classroom. There is always more to learn and opportunity to improve.

I graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film Studies and a minor in Technology, Arts & Media in the spring of 2014. Since then I have done work for Studio by Engrain, the City of Boulder, Boulder County, and the Colorado Renewable Energy Society.

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What do I do?

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Web Development

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Icon Design

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Print Design

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Let's make something beautiful together!

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