Hey, I'm Bryan Dugan
I am a user experience(UX) and interface(UI) designer with a background in front-end development based out of Rochester Hills, Michigan. I have been creating digital experiences since 2003 while doing it full-time since 2010.
I enjoy designing and building interfaces with Sketch/Figma and managing design/development teams using tools such as Invision and Zeplin. I am passionate about designing practical, easy to use, and accessible digital experiences that make clients and their customers happy. When a client says, “wow this site is extremely easy to navigate” or hearing that I went “above & beyond expectations”, is what keeps me loving what I do. I’ve worked with clients ranging from small to enterprise businesses. I’ve also regularly collaborated with both, small and enterprise UI and UX teams.
A little more...
Before working primarily with enterprise businesses, I have worked for smaller local agencies where I designed and developed numerous marketing websites for small and medium-sized businesses. On the side, I also am a co-founder of a small creative consulting agency that helps out small businesses. This allows me to keep up with the latest web-trends and keep my mind fresh.
My background in front-end development has allowed me to design practical solutions and bridge the gap between design and development. When it comes to development, the main development stack I work with is Tailwind CSS, Craft CMS, and some Vue.js. As of right now, I am currently working on improving my knowledge of working with APIs using GraphQL, and Apollo. I also enjoy building user interfaces using HTML/CSS. I feel it’s important as an interface designer to know how complex building certain components can be and I like to think about the project as if I were to have to code it myself.
I make it a point to try and learn something new every day. If I’m not in front of a computer pushing pixels, I am usually out mountain biking, or learning how to play golf (I just started playing during the pandemic). I also enjoy traveling, board games, reading, hiking, and camping. During the cold Michigan winters, I’m usually playing ice hockey, painting Dungeon’s & Dragon’s Miniatures, watching 80’s and 90’s movies, or playing couch co-op video games.
I live in Rochester Hills, Michigan, with my girlfriend Kelly, and our cat Gorty.
- When traveling to a new city, I try and check out their local arcade/bar and local bookstores.
- I enjoy collecting and listening to vinyl records.
- I have realized that I have never been to any U.S. National Parks and have made it a goal to try and visit as many as possible.
- For my first ever hiking trip, I summited Mt. Washington in New Hampshire.
- The longest bike ride I’ve ever been on was about 70 miles round trip.