About.

Howdy, I'm Derek, a web designer, and developer currently located in Illinois. 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.

Fun Facts.

can cross one eye
was switched at birth and then switched back
positively loves cartoons

Skills.

  • 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

Likes.

  • 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

Dislikes.

  • People who don’t use their turn signal
  • Chewing gum
  • Bad pickles
  • Paying for water
  • Elon Musk, Joe Rogan
  • False urgency
  • Fake apologies
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Burnt toast