designer, developer, artist


I've been crafting work both on and off the internet for a little over a decade. Along the way, I've worked with a bunch of really rad clients on a ton of killer projects and picked up some great skills. I'm interested in helping missions with a focus on journalism, our environment, and the arts.


  • - Front-end Development
  • - Web and Logo Design
  • - Sass, HTML, Javascript and PHP
  • - Project Management
  • - Creative Direction
  • - Technical Consulting, Training and Support

Apps & Frameworks

  • - Wordpress and Kirby CMS
  • - Bootstrap, Foundation and Bourbon
  • - Javascript and Jquery
  • - Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch


Derek was a total pleasure to work with. He always gave me a ton of creative options to work with and I'm so happy with the final design we came up with.
Mae Ryan, Filmmaker and Photographer

Derek is a pleasure to work with! Always delivers great work, on time, at the right price, and with good vibes.
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Marine Biologist

Derek is not only a really talented designer and developer, he also excels at explaining high-level development processes and problems in a way that makes sense to the layperson -- a trait not common enough in the website development world. ADX could not be happier with the work that Derek has done for us both for the front-end UX of our site and on the administrative side. We would highly recommend his services!
Matt Preston, Communications Director, ADX

Past Clients

IBM, IDEO, Northern Trust Bank, Lowes, EMI Records, CHICAGO Mag, Every Voice, Golden Corral, Grady Britton, Frances Whitehead, Josh Ritter, This is Colossal, Audio Vision, Personal Capital



While I have helped a variety of organizations in the past, the focus of my work is in journalism, education, the arts, and non-profits specifically in the environmental sector. Do you have an idea for a project you want to work on with me? Shoot me and email and start the conversation!

I’m currently available for hire.
Let’s make something fun and exciting!

Email Me