Chicago area web developer and web designer since 1997. Derek combines a formal graphic design background with the experience
of building professional websites for individuals or businesses
of any size. Derek has had the privilege and opportunity to work with a wide variety of excellent employers and clients.
It takes both sides of the brain to create a great website. Derek has a passion for developing visually appealing websites that also incorporate the right kinds of strategy and technology.
Derek combines a human-computer interaction (HCI) background with search engine optimization (SEO), client and server side scripting, database development and ecommerce development experience.
Great design professionals need more than a mouse and a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.
Derek received a formal education in Graphic Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including composition, color theory, typography, photography and more. He specializes in developing brand identities from the sketch pad to the printing press.