Ely Duran

Ely Duran

Digital Portfolio

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

I am an architect-in-training.a career & lifestyle blogger.a brand designer.

I’m a serial creative, constantly expanding and refining my skills to engage with multiple design fields.

GET IN TOUCH

contact@elyduran.com

CAREER & HOBBIES

ARCHITECTURE

In the last eight years, I’ve worked on a wide range of projects, with a concentration in retail design.

INTERIOR DESIGN

I love giving spaces a personal touch. If your space isn’t feeling inspiring, I can help you perk it up!

BRAND DEVELOPMENT

I offer a full range of services from logos to website launches. Learn more here.

BLOGGING

I write & promote my own blog, The Boss Babe Life. I cover topics related to career & self care, with a touch of style!

EXPERIENCE

2017

Senior Project Manager, US

Binyan Studios

My role at Binyan is a delicate balance of client-facing interaction and internal resource management to ensure the successful and timely delivery of high quality architectural imagery. As a recent addition to the growing New York City office, I joined the company at an exciting time where I am able to contribute to the foundation of a new culture.

2015

Project Architect, Retail Studio

TPG Architecture
  • With TPG, I completed work on several flagship stores for some of the world’s best-known brands.
  • I held a lead role in milestone production efforts, and took the initiative to implement and maintain internal tracking logs that have been adapted for use in other projects.
  • A vast majority of my time became dedicated to the Construction Administration phase, constantly interacting with clients and consultants.
2011

Jr. Architect/Marketing Coordinator

URS Corporation
  • At URS, I generated marketing materials including: project process montages, workflow graphics, organizational charts, etc., which led to the successful formation of several new client relationships.
  • I coordinated building/site permit processes across the country for a national retail client.
  • I was constantly collaborating with other team members on project site visits to collect data such as existing dimensions and ADA compliance.
2008

Assistant Project Manager

Elkin/Sobolta & Associates Architects

I started as an intern and worked my way up to assistant project manager in 3 years. My accomplishments include:

  • Minimizing project setup time by creating a default folder structure.
  • Streamlining the RFI process to reduce turnaround time for sketches and responses to a single day.

VOLUNTEER WORK

2013

National Officer of Public Relations

MU SIGMA UPSILON SORORITY, INC.
  • Styled & launched a responsive website.
  • Promoted & conducted the first live election debate in the organization’s history.
2012

Public Relations Manager

FEMMEBOT CLOTHING

I successfully doubled following & user engagement across all social networks within a limited span of several months.

EDUCATION

2009

B.S. Architecture

NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

DRAWING/3D SOFTWARE

AutoCAD

SketchUp

Revit

GRAPHIC SOFTWARE

PHOTOSHOP

ILLUSTRATOR

INDESIGN

LIGHTROOM

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MY WORKS

Kate Spade Saturday Storefront Concept

Kate Spade Saturday Storefront Concept

NYC DEP Aeration Facility

NYC DEP Aeration Facility

Prismatic – New York, NY

Prismatic – New York, NY

CMBCC Concept Logos

CMBCC Concept Logos

Florida A&M University – Unidos

Florida A&M University – Unidos

Kean University PRSSA

Kean University PRSSA

Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc. National Website

Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc. National Website

Wille S. Colon, Independent Writer

Wille S. Colon, Independent Writer

Once Upon a Curl, Children’s Salon

Once Upon a Curl, Children’s Salon

Digital Editions Atelier

Digital Editions Atelier

Lisn Apparel

Lisn Apparel

Retiro Galisteo – New Mexico

Retiro Galisteo – New Mexico

Media Union – Newark, NJ

Media Union – Newark, NJ

Clover Street School – Newark, NJ

Clover Street School – Newark, NJ

Artist’s Retreat – Hudson River, NY

Artist’s Retreat – Hudson River, NY