My name is William Hawke Bassignani, and I am a graphic and web designer living in Boston. Currently at BU Interactive Design.

FitRec

BU Interactive Design

Project Summary

FitRec is BU’s fitness center. BU Interactive Design redesigned their website and customized the WordPress-powered back-end to be highly editor-friendly.

Role

My primary responsibility was the build. This involved both standard front-end development as well as customizing the WP-Admin with settings pages and meta boxes to streamline editing and prevent editor mistakes. Build

I also contributed design to many of the responsive layouts in the process of building the site, adjusting any desktop-only mockups to fit multiple viewports. Design, build

FitRec was built using Sass and mobile-first web development.

Highlights

  1. A mobile-first, preprocessor-enabled front-end build that implements my teammate’s modern design.
  2. The robust back-end customizations that prevent site editors from inadvertantly breaking the site or omitting content.
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Bostonia

BU Interactive Design

Project Summary

Bostonia is BU’s award-winning, print and online alumni magazine. We build everything responsively, including the feature stories, and publish three times a year.

Role

First and foremost, Bostonia is a team effort: it truly takes a village.

My primary purpose is to maintain and improve the site’s front-end and CMS. I designed and built the current homepage design and internal page templates. The online magazine constantly evolves, however, so stay tuned.

I also build feature stories and interactive content for Bostonia. BU ID’s web designers translate the print magazine to the web, and the developers (myself included) make them real.

Highlights

  1. The current homepage and theme. Design, build
  2. “Civil Disobedience,” a feature from the Summer ’14 issue. Design, build
  3. Our three-part feature on China (Winter-Spring 2014), available in both English and Chinese. Build
  4. Some of the other features that I worked on: Wine, High Notes, Rowing to Kabul, Warming, Damages, More on Moore, and Secret Lives. Build
  5. Designed nine stories in the Campaign 2012 issue, including Boston Scholars. Design, build
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