“We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams” – Arthur O’Shaughnessy
As one of only ten young scholars to be awarded a fellowship at Falling Water, one of the nation’s premiere architecture programs, Derek fell in love with design and began pursuing his degree at the University of Oklahoma. After a year abroad at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, and two summers teaching at Falling Water, he earned a BArch and began his first position at one of the region’s leading 3D design firms. Never satisfied with mediocrity, Derek’s insatiable appetite for learning and achievement landed him the position of Creative Director, over the entire creative team, within 1 year of his employment. His clients have included: Broadcom, Oakley, Shasta, Elliot + Associates Architects, Likeable Media, Intermedia, MedVoyager, Upper Deck, Zippo, and many more. Since the beginning of his passionate career Derek has led multiple, award winning, studio’s as a Creative Director in search of creative solutions for the most challenging design obstacles including: Architecture, Visualization, Industrial Design, Web Design, UI, UX, Motion Graphics, 3D/2D Animation, SFX, Audio Production, and Branding.