Hello. I'm Derek.
I love Creating
As a Creative Director, Art Director and Designer, I have led and supported Design vision on small to large projects for companies like Apple, Intuit, Keynote, Guidewire, and others. I have experience providing brand strategy, problem solving, concept development, web/new media design, print design and team leadership for globally recognized brands.
I aim to connect users needs and business goals to deliver creative and strategic design solutions through UI/UX & Product Design mobile/web craft as well as print.
I combine user-focused design, creative direction, and storytelling to create engaging brands, products and digital experiences.
I have a successful track record of delivering proven results in digital design, integrated marketing, print, experiential design, project management, copywriting, illustration and video. I have worked with various sectors; Saas, B2B, B2C, technology, social media, healthcare, fin-tech, hospitality, e-commerce, green-tech and retail.
My mission is to create great experiences that engage customers and help improve the human connection to products and businesses.
Web Marketing Associations WebAward 2014:
B2B Standard of Excellence
Information Services Standard of Excellence
Technology Standard of Excellence
Website Redesign Standard of Excellence
Addy Award for Innovative Design
1) While growing up, my family had two pet skunks, one named Fifi, the other named Rose.
2) I'm an expert in 1950's Japanese tin robot toys
3) I've been in several rock bands and enjoy unwinding on a vintage Gretsch guitar
4) I designed the world's first men's and women's Pro Model snowboard graphics
5) I've shaken hands with Hillary Clinton (at a book signing)
Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or for a pdf of my resume. I am more than happy to hear about your ideas, brainstorm, discuss your projects or answer general questions about my work.