We are an independent design and technology studio.

Why Dwaiter?

Prospective clients have countless options these days; why do they hire us? Because we design human-centered web and mobile solutions that create powerful user experiences—and we do so cost-effectively.

Since our launch over 15 years ago, we have helped build superior solutions for a wide array of national and international businesses.

We do not believe in design for its own sake. We are strategists who love to solve complex problems and find innovative ways to achieve business objectives.

We are nimble, focused and local. At the same time, we can draw on top-flight talent from coast to coast to augment our award-winning staff. Together, we deliver results.

Our Team

Andrew LaManna
Director Of Operations

Andy brings an Organizational Management and Project Management background to the Director of Operations role at Dwaiter. He spent many years as the Director of Project Management at a local marketing company, and the bulk of his career has been on the operations and IT side of a Rochester-based payroll processing company. He is continually looking to optimize efficiency and minimize waste in processes. A big believer of giving back to his community, Andy is heavily involved in the Rochester Meals on Wheels program. He also is a big Star Wars nerd and tends to engage in numerous discussions on the merits of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Jon Potter
Senior Software Engineer

Jon's work at Dwaiter earned him the 2016 Digital Developer of the Year award in the Rochester Business Journal's annual Best of the Web competition. He builds web applications, manages server infrastructure, and solves UX problems. Jon, who earned a BS in Computer Science from Clarkson College and a Masters in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, worked as a software engineer at Liferay and IBM before joining Dwaiter.

Josh Nordeen
Senior UX/UI Designer

Josh is a graduate of the New Media program at Rochester Institute of Technology whose expertise is visual hierarchy and user experience design. At Dwaiter, he is an integral part of the creative process from discovery, through wireframing and visual design, to final delivery.

Antwan Russell
UX/UI Designer

Russell is a polymath with a focus on UX Design and Digital Tech. As a multipotentialite and innovator, he brings experience and knowledge of design, tech, marketing, e-commerce, gamification, and multimedia/new media arts. Russell, who earned a BFA in New Media Design & Imaging from RIT, worked as a New Media Designer / Developer at the University of Rochester, co-founded the game ChosenFate™ and worked as a visual arts freelancer and skillset/niche mentor before joining Dwaiter.

Our Awards

2020
GDUSA: HEALTH+WELLNESS Graphic Design Awards
Josh Nordeen
2016
Best of the Web Awards: Business and Professional Services
CMI AV
2016
Best of the Web Awards: Overall Silver & Health Care
Carestream Ascend
2016
Best of the Web Awards: Digital Developer of the Year
Jon Potter
2015
Best of the Web Awards: Overall Gold & Tourism / Hospitality
Bully Hill Vineyards
2015
Best of the Web Awards: Education
Logical Operations
2014
Silver ADDY: American Advertising Awards
RIT Online Main Website
2014
Silver ADDY: American Advertising Awards
Dumbwaiter Design Main Webpage
2014
AMA Rochester Pinnacle Awards
Klein Steel Main Website
2014
AMA Rochester Pinnacle Awards: Online/Interactive Marketing Honorable Mention
Rochester Institute of Technology Innovative Learning Institute (ILI)
2013
Gold Addy
Rochester Institute of Technology's Innovative Learning Institute (ILI) Microsite
2013
ADDY Gold District 2: Elements of Advertising - Digital Creative Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology's Innovative Learning Institute (ILI) Microsite
2012
Best of the Web Awards: Education
Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Imaging Arts & Science Main website
2012
Silver ADDY
Dumbwaiter Design Main website
2012
Gold ADDY
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts & Science main website
2012
Rochester Business Journal's Best of the Web Awards for Digital Business Transformation
New York Wine & Culinary Center Main Website
2012
Silver ADDY
Dumbwaiter Design 2012 Year Year's Video
2010
ADDY: Holiday Promo
Dumbwaiter Design
2009
ADDY
ZZZ's Website
2008
ADDY Special Recognition Animation & Design
George Eastman House Academy Awards Party Website
2008
ADDY
You-Woo.com

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