designer, developer, goofball


Howdy, I'm Derek, a web designer, and developer located in Austin, TX. I have over 16 years of experience with front-end development, web design.

My core development technologies are WordPress, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP. My core design technologies are paper, pen, Figma, Webflow, and the ever-powerful browser-based design.

I believe that good things take time and great things take sacrifice. I also believe that we should try our best to laugh as much as possible.


As the phrase goes a picture is worth a thousand words. Well if that is true then a video is worth a million words. That’s why I created this short video of my process. Please pop some popcorn and enjoy.


  • Web Design & Development
  • Sketch, Figma, Webflow, Tailwind CSS
  • Sass, CSS, HTML, JS, PHP
  • WordPress Design & Development
  • Creative direction
  • Cartoon voices
  • Short stories
  • Good jokes
  • Bad jokes


  • Pizza, Ice Cream, Salads, Dumplings
  • Music, Movies, Cartoons, Television
  • Reading, Writing, Playing music
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Inclusive thinking
  • Fighting for those who can’t
  • Self-education
  • The outdoors
  • The rain


  • Organized religion
  • People who don’t use their turn signal
  • Chewing gum
  • Bullshit corporate hoo-ha
  • Paying for water
  • Elon Musk, Joe Rogan
  • False urgency and fake apologies
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Burnt toast