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 11 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
Thérèse Hannigan
President & Creative Director
Thérèse Hannigan is the founder, president and creative director of Dwaiter. She brings more than 20 years of design, technology, innovation and leadership experience to her role with the company. Thérèse also serves as director of RIT Online, where she oversees the corporate strategy for Rochester Institute of Technology’s global online presence including brand execution, web design, social media, channel alliances and customer acquisition.
Ali Ali
Director & Principal Designer
A member of the startup team at Dwaiter, Ali Ali now is the firm’s director and principal designer. Prior to assuming his current role at Dwaiter, he worked at Google where he helped design the Material Design framework for all Google predictive cards on their mobile application. In addition, he worked on projects for Adobe, Stanford University, Boston Scientific, Kaspersky Labs, and more.
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.
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.
Antwan Russell
UX/UI Designer
Russell is an ace of all trades. He is an avid learner and innovator, bringing skills and knowledge of tech, gaming, audio engineering and multimedia arts. Russell, who earned a BFA in New Media Design from RIT, worked as a New Media Designer / Developer at U of R, co-founded the game ChosenFate™ and worked as a UX/UI freelancer before joining Dwaiter.
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Our awards
We help companies win recognition and customer loyalty, and as a result Dwaiter has been a winner too. Check out our recent awards.