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
GOT A PROBLEM? I CAN DELIVER CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
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.
Use case and design planning documentation. Making the the inside of a site just as beautiful as the outside.