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Intranet in SharePoint

Moving the Intranet from Drupal to SharePoint Online

I inherited a Drupal 7 Intranet build on the Open Atrium platform, and it was a great improvement over the previous generation intranet. It had a little pizazz to it. However, there were some limitations. For one, the internet was not organized in a way that made a lot of sense for most people for example they were categories by culture values rather than by function. This created a lot of dislike for the site by the company, making it difficult to find what you were looking for.

New garage
Old Garage

Portfolio in Drupal

My old portfolio site built in Drupal 7. It was a single page site with parallax scrolling. When you clicked on a menu item it would scroll down to that section of the page. When it was built it was a fun build, but I have kept it far to long. I loved the large images, the animated features and all the bells and whistles. But it was time to move on to my current site.

Portfolio Site
Portfolio Site

Drupal Website

New branding promoted for a redesign of the Bolton & Menk, Inc website. Working with an internal team of Marketing and Designers, we came up with a design that is more modern and cleaner. We also needed to keep data in one location rather than having staff enter the same information in multiple systems. The new site built using Drupal 7 and connecting to an external CRM database to gather content about projects and staff members reduces the time spent duplicating efforts. It reduced the number of content types and made a dated dynamic site even more dynamic.

Bolton & Menk Site
Bolton & Menk Site
Bolton & Menk Site
Bolton & Menk Site

Portfolio in Wordpress

This collaborative effort with the help of creative expert Alissa Nogle was launched December 2016. Alissa wanted a professional portfolio website to show potential employers’ examples of her work. She also wanted it to be different than the typical portfolio website. She wanted to be able to easily add her own content going forward and something that was easily maintainable, so we choose to go with WordPress since she had some familiarity with the admin side of things.

Portfolio Site
Portfolio Site

WordPress Multisite

WordPress Multisite Implementation

Bolton & Menk needed to allow municipal and civil project managers update and edit their own content for client projects they were working on. It is something Bolton & Menk has been doing for several years, but they were using older technology to get them out there and was not working anymore for their needs. The old way is to use basic HTML and build out pages one by one and upload them to the web server. This made it difficult for people without HTML or web server knowledge to be able to update content easily.

project website
project website

Halloween Website

Halloween website using Luminate Online

With the help of David Aman who worked on creative and other supportive staff members in marketing, a three-month effort took Goodwill Easter-Seals Minnesota tired Halloween site from boring to amazing! We took an old school look and feel and modernized it to be responsive, interactive and engaging. I am using HTML5 and javascript to create the photo album and parallax background. Data-attributes are used to parse out where the content goes. This was a fun project to work on and leaps and bounds forward in the non-profit web world.

Halloween website
Halloween website
Halloween website

Annual Report

Goodwill Easter-Seals Minnesota 2014 Annual Report

With only one week to get the Annual Report done at a new job, I had to make some cuts on some amazing things I wanted to accomplish on this task. The report was all hand coded HTML with using the animate.css along with the viewport script added to give a little pop to the report as you scroll. Another improvement was making the report responsive which it had not been in the past.

Annual Report
Annual Report
Annual Report

Goodwill-Easter Seals

Non-Responsive to Responsive Design in Luminate Online

With the design help from David Aman and Alissa Nogle, and a Google requirement to make sites mobile friendly, I was tasked to make the Goodwill Easter-Seals Minnesota site mobile friendly in a hurry. We began an effort into making an outdated non-responsive website into a responsive site with a more modern look for the homepage. With a short turnaround time we could not focus all the pages of this content heavy website, but it was a huge step in the right direction.

Original Goodwill Site
Updated Goodwill Site
Updated Goodwill Site

Midwest Ribfest

The Great Midwest Ribfest

Hungry for ribs? This site was created for people to learn and find out information about a favorite summer activity of rib fest. With the help of a designer and a copywriter I was able to take their concepts and turn them into an interactive one-page responsive style design. We wanted to get the information out quickly and easily and get people excited to attend one of the many amazing summer events in Minnesota.

Ribfest Screenshot
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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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