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My name is Brian Dunnigan

I help people and businesses tell their (digital) stories.

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Recent Work

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Hawthorn Watch Co.

A full design and build from the ground up, this website for Hawthorn Watch Co. is mobile responsive and interactive. Integrations include Shopify, Google Analytics, and Stripe. All photography and design was/is done by yours truly. (p.s. I also designed the watches)

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Neag School of Education

Wireframes, user personas, style tiles, mock-ups, A/B testing... this project had it all. This site was built to replace an older version that was no longer in compliance with UConn's branding standards.

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UConn College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The largest school at UConn, CLAS needed a new Wordpress theme that could handle all of its content and news stories. I designed the site and led a team of student designers and student programmers through the entire project to ensure all of the client's needs were met.

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Innovation Partnership Building at UConn Tech Park

One of the most technologically advanced research centers in the state, the IPB's site needed to showcase its technology, and attract researchers and donors. We researched peer institutions, created wireframes, user personas, style tiles and mock ups. The theme was built with flexibilty in mind and continues to grow because of it.

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The UConn School of Social Work

Some design ages like fine wine and some of it ages like SSW's old website. Everything had to be reconsidered during this demolition &rebuild, from look and feel to content reorganization. Working closely with the stakeholders my team and I brought this site into the modern age and helped improve engagement.

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Additional work

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Mission Transmission

A simple but effective one page design for a CT band, utilizing Bootstrap.

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UConn Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium

A cross-departmental Wordpress child theme built to the specific requirements and needs of the University of Connecticut Provost.

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Counterproof Press

A bold and bright Wordpress child theme for a UConn Art & Art History sub-department.

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Animation Demo Reel

There's nothing more exciting than taking a design and bringing it to life through animation. I've been working in After Effects for 9+ years, adding bits of pizzazz, glitter, and spice to static designs.

I've worked on projects for companies like VH1, Country Music Television, McDonalds, WGBH, Suddenlink, AT&T, P.Diddy, Hulk Hogan, Walmart, Bradley International Airport, Commuter Connections, & Odonnell Company... just to name a few bunch.


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dean cabinetry logo
imagine logo
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old skool electric logo
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the tavern downtown logo
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Knowledge, Skills & Talents

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Atlassian Suite
  • Logic/Pro Tools
  • UI/UX Design
  • Wordpress/CMS
  • SCSS (Sass)
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • Bootstrap
  • Git
  • Web Accessibility
  • Responsive Design
  • Wireframing
  • A/B Testing
  • Journey Mapping
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Play Store
  • Apple App Store
  • Juggling*

*Subject to the availability of 3 similar sized objects

A Little Bit About Me

Born and Raised in Connecticut | Coding Since 2006

Helping people and businesses tell their (digital) stories is my passion. I'm constantly seeking out better ways to work and love learning new techniques. I currently lead, mentor, and coach a small team of designers at the University of Connecticut.

I've always been a stickler for efficiency in everything I do, whether that's designing a new website or carrying far too many bags of groceries in from the car. There's no problem too complex or design too challenging to not dive into head first.

UX/UI designers are there to make technology easier and more pleasant to use because at the end of the day if you're not enjoying the experience you're not going to come back.

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