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"An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board and a wrecking bar at the site."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
I'm Derek. I eat, sleep and breathe design every single day. When I'm not at my day job, I'm working on a freelance project for a client.
I'm a digital designer based in DC metro specializing in graphic and web design. I've been working in the design industry since 2012. Since that time, I've worked for companies including government contractors, real estate agents, product manufacturers, and education software companies.
Unlike other design professionals, I have a background in Graphic Design and Political Science. I obtained both BA degrees from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. While my design background provides knowledge and know how to create aesthetically elegant designs, my political science background has enhanced my writing and elevated my research and interpretation skills. Together they give me a well rounded background to tackle any challenge. This background has proved especially important living in the DC area.
I currently work in D.C. as a Digital Designer & Web Analyst contractor in the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. There, I create marketing, training and communications graphics, social media and website graphics, infographics and posters, design e-newsletters, track and record analytics, complete website testing, and assist in administrative and marketing tasks as needed. Additionally I create the training video outlines, draft the scripts, design the storyboards, and construct the videos, taking into account our different user audiences.
As a freelancer, I specialize in branding, logo design, website design, and digital marketing. As a designer, a value the importance of creating aesthetic and practical, innovative solutions. My natural design style could be described as minimalist with a pop of color, but like any good designer, I can adhere to different design styles depending on the client.
If you're looking for top quality designer who will work directly with you to ensure you are 110% satisfied every time, then you've come to the right place friends. Let's connect!