Chris Holder

User Friendly Designer + Developer


I’m a remote designer with strong development skills and a creative mindset. From research to strategy to launch, I focus on stimulating audience engagement with high quality, user-friendly responsive designs built on sturdy frameworks and custom platforms that create rewarding experiences, for both my clients and their customers. I am very comfortable learning new software, languages, workflows, etc. and happily welcome new challenges.

Please take a minute to view some of my recent work and experience below. If you see something you like and want to work together, send me a message!

Recent Work

Galvanize (Gschool)

WordPress Instructor // Denver, CO

I taught multilple 16 week Advanced WordPress Theme Development Workshops for students in college and high school. While teaching, I wrote 32 hours of lectures, created multiple exercises and lessons, and built an online learning platform for the students which taught them to build a Wordpress theme from scratch.

Swallow Hill Music

WordPress Development // Denver, CO

Custom theme development for a non-profit music school serving children and adults in Colorado.

New Buildings Institute

WordPress Development & Design // Portland, OR

Custom theme development for a environmental and sustainability focused knowledge sharing platform with ecommerce features and paid memberships.

Merriweather (Audigy)

WordPress Development & Design // Portland, OR

Custom multisite theme framework that is currently running 100+ public sites. There are hundreds of style combinations that allow each site to look completely unique.


WordPress Development & Design // Portland, OR

Custom theme development for a sustainability and community focused non-profit with active projects across the country.

Brand Colorado

Branding & Design // CP+B & Made - Boulder, Co

As part of the Making Colorado team, I was tasked with creating a new brand and vision for the State of Colorado.

Mountain Magazine

Web Design // Black Dog Digital - Denver, CO

Layout design for featured and longread articles. The series began with an incredible article on Taos, NM and it's hidden skiing.

Mike Horn

Web Design // Denver, CO

As an avid explorer, Mike Horn needed a place for others to track his current and past expeditions, learn about the causes he supports and find out how to get involved in supporting his expeditions.


Presentation Design // Denver, CO

Presentation slides for the keynote speakers, demos and intermission periods for the launch of Google Clockwork (renamed to Android Wear), the OS for wearables.

Isaacson School of New Media

WordPress Development // Aspen, CO

Custom theme development that helps showcase work of students from an exceptional multimedia school nestled in the mountains near Aspen.

W3 Awards - Silver Medal


Strategy/Concepting + Development // Hack4CO

Citizen satisfaction platform that allows the community to view 311 data, identify problem areas or departments, and vote on what issues matter most.

1st Place and Best Use of ESRI API


WordPress Development // Personal Project

A personal image bookmark gallery built on WordPress using the _s theme template.

Employer Toolkit

Design + Development // State of Colorado

One stop site for employers in Colorado to find all the information necessary to legally operate and hire in Colorado.

What's in Season

Design & Development // Personal Project

A quick weekend project that aimed to simplify the way people find market fresh food and to help make healthy living an easier option.


Public Speaking // Develop Denver

A presentation that introduced an audience at Develop Denver to Sass basics and some more advanced tricks. The presentation is web based and written in HTML/JS/Sass.

Let's talk

I am currently accepting new projects. Please get in touch if you would like to work together or have any questions about my work! // @chrislholder