I don’t think I’ll be updating my resume at this time.
For the past six or so months, I’ve been involved in two large projects with the admissions department at BU – this is actually the second of the two, the first will be in a forthcoming post. The Viewbook is a key recruiting tool for the university, accepted students receive it as one of the primary pieces of collateral alongside an acceptance letter. The goal is to show just what can be done and what life is like at the university and to help solidify a decision. This year, the print publication was highly integrated with a web component, taking over parts of the admissions website but also including a custom, highly interactive piece.
Trying to get caught up with past project news and actual projects. Here’s a shot of the research magazine piece on the BU homepage.
A reduced version of the Flash on the actual Annual Report, some flying question marks and a quick teaser on hover.
Each year BU publishes a research magazine detailing the efforts of the university and its achievements in various fields. The magazine has an accompanying website housing all the content online for those who choose to read there. My job was to take the existing cover and implement an interpretation of the design (Scott Dasse) in Flash. The print cover is below:
The Flash translation randomly generates the order and speed of the different topics and simply moves them across the screen. Hovering stops the entire line a given topic is in and helps it to stand out.
The Kenya feature article was the cover article for the Winter-Spring 2010 issue of BU’s magazine, Bostonia. A videographer visited Kenya and shot an amazing collection of video relating to the article and it was decided that the presentation for the web would be an interactive video feature to accompany the text article. They linked back and forth between each other (article deep linking to a specific video and videos anchor-linking to a section of the article or the comments section).
As a graduate from the College of Communications (COM), it was a privilege to work on the redesign. The old site was extremely dated and needed a big revamp.
The new design aimed to bring timely news/events, student/faculty/class work (in the form of COM Stories), and department information to the forefront, improve content organization and uniformity, and bring the site into the present. Here’s the new homepage:
Three sites built out of my office took home awards from eduStyle this year (both judged and people’s choice for both). Delightfully, I had a hand of varying degrees in all three: