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Welcome to Emily Duran's Site

ALL ELEPHANTS ARE GRAY, BUT NOT EVERYTHING THAT IS GRAY IS AN ELEPHANT

My passion for planning projects, programming, creating web sites and finding solutions to technical problems started when I was young. I took my very first programming class when I was in high school in Fairmont, Minnesota. From there I began making basic HTML websites in my free time. I enjoyed it so much I went on to earn a B.A. degree in both Computer Science and Management Information Systems from Augustana University. Over the years, I have found that I really enjoy planning and building out custom websites that are accessible, SEO and device friendly. I have experiences with both open source content management systems like Drupal and WordPress as well as with propitiatory solutions like SharePoint Online and other cloud-based solutions. I have managed new website buildouts and reorganizations of existing websites and intranets. I have lead intranet governance teams and created organizational wide guiding principles and best practices to help with employee engagement of intranet solutions. I have planned and implemented a Microsoft 365 rollout of Teams to a medium sized company. I am available for freelance work for non-profits, personal portfolios and other digital needs.

SKILLS & SERVICES

Drupal

Using Drupal CMS to create functional and beautiful sites.

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Front-end Development

Making pages look great using a variety of tools and techniques.

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Microsoft 365

Experienced SharePoint administrator and Teams administrator.

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GOT A PROBLEM? I CAN DELIVER CREATIVE SOLUTIONS

RESPONSIVE DESIGN

Creating layouts that look equally amazing across all devices, using the mobile first approach.

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION

Moving sites to the top on organic searches.



DOCUMENTATION

Use case and design planning documentation. Making the the inside of a site just as beautiful as the outside.

MY LATEST WORK

FOR THE THINGS WE HAVE TO LEARN BEFORE WE CAN DO THEM, WE LEARN BY DOING THEM.

-Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

Portfolio in Drupal

Portfolio Site read more

Bolton & Menk Website

Bolton & Menk Site read more

Portfolio in Wordpress

Portfolio Site read more

WordPress Multisite

project website read more

Prior Lake Project Site

Project Site read more

Halloween Website

Halloween website read more

Annual Report

Annual Report read more

Goodwill-Easter Seals

Original Goodwill Site read more

Midwest Ribfest

Ribfest Screenshot read more
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About Me

I enjoy thinking about problems and strategically think about solutions. I believe that the easiest solution is not always the best solution. I enjoy learning new things and taking on new challenges. There is an art to finding creative solutions, debugging issues that motivates me every day to do my best.

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