Derek is a member of the Brand Strategy team as a Senior Brand Interaction Designer. With over sixteen years of experience building solutions based on thoughtful plans and designs.
He has created digital solutions for many clients, including Khan Academy, BackerKit, John Lennon, NPR, Chicago Mag, Nike, and IDEO. He believes that good things take time and great things take sacrifice; he also believes we should try our best to laugh as much as possible.
A cartoon lover and always up for a good goof, Derek has spent the last few years of his career focusing on playful and enjoyable experiences. The design inspiration website Siteinspire recognized his work for the online hardware store YUNS.
Derek was born and raised in the midwest and has lived in Chicago, Portland, OR, and Austin. He currently resides in Albuquerque, NM, a recent move, where he is excited to get out on some desert trails, make friends with some of the native creatures, start cooking pizza again, and explore screen printing.