This journey started with me as a child I leaned to play the piano then I picked up the guitar and joined my first band at 15 and painted, drew with chalk media, and developed motion graphics, so creativity is in my bones.
After 10 years of touring, recording[The Album "Know Thyself" written by me and our singer page, it is a 10 song EP], and traveling the I made a promise to myself, that if by 25 years old I wasn't financially stable I would go to college and get a job, and thus that is how this journey began. One night while eating dinner with my parents, we were trying to figure out what was my next move. My Stepfather suggested graphic design because I could still be creative though my band was no more, I had always created flyers, album covers and merchandise ofr my band and other local acts so it sound legit. I went and checked it out and I saw that they offered web design and interactive media and I said, “That’s the future, I want to be part of that”.
So I Gradated with B.S.in Interactive Media and Web Designer from the Art Institute of Las Vegas where I learned the skills to do almost everything in the realm of digital media; video, photos, motion graphics, print, flash etc.. but after 2 long years one before I graduated and the second during first year out of school I realized I needed to master one thing and not just me ok at everything but true mastery of one form of art or design. Though I use other pieces of software when it is deemed necessary all are just tools to augment my designs
I work to maximize the marketing efforts and increase ROI of my clients through objective and measurable KPI. I look to create applications and websites that transcend pure technology and affect the human psyche by creating synaptic sparks that can create connections in humans brains. I look to donate. I look to collaborate. I look to dominate. I look to create
The practical, experiential, affective, meaningful and valuable aspects of human–computer interaction and product ownership, it also includes a person’s perceptions of system aspects such as utility, ease of use and efficiency.
The design of user interfaces for machines and software, such as computers, home appliances, mobile devices, and other electronic devices, with the focus on maximizing the user experience.
A early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from.A prototype is designed to test and trial a new design to enhance precision by system analysts and users.
It is shaping digital things for people’s use",alternately defined as "the practice of designing interactive digital products, environments, systems, and services.
Known as a page schematic or screen blueprint, is a visual guide that represents the skeletal framework of a website.:166 Wireframes are created for the purpose of arranging elements to best accomplish a particular purpose.
The structural design of shared information environments; the art and science of organizing and labeling websites, intranets, online communities and software to support usability and find ability.
The discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. Especially valuable in areas rich with recorded information, analytics relies on the simultaneous application of statistics, computer programming and operations research to quantify performance.
A randomized experiment with two variants, A and B, which are the control and treatment in the controlled experiment. It is a form of statistical hypothesis testing with two variants leading to the technical term.
Produced GUI design for company’s flagship products as well as company websites while working closely with Development Team, programmers and User Experience team to accomplish projects.
Produced print, web, video, and photo assets for first legal online gaming company and managed digital marketing assets for nation wide campaigns.
Design the UI and UX for companies flaship virus protection software, I worked closely with stakeholders as well as the development team to make sure the build worked correctly and rebranded the software as well as created websites for the software
Designed booking engines for companies websites as well as designed all marketing materials that went out. Also rebranded all of there key products.
Manged and produced all digital media for the agency, created and maintained there CRM network as well as built websites, emails and landing pages according to client specs.
I attended Choctaw Senior High School in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and graduated with my High School Diploma
I attended The Art Institue of Las Vegas and graduated with a B.S. In Interactive Media and Web Design.
Derrick is a very talented designer and is great to work with. Not only is he an amazing designer, but he has ingenious web skills with an eye for detail. Derrick is very innovative and is always looking for new solutions and fresh ideas that can advance his knowledge to exceed his client’s expectations and goals. Derrick a fun person to work with, and is always helpful and insightful. He is a passionate designer and always seems to have great awareness of new creative strategies and technology, which makes him a great asset to any company
Derrick is a highly skilled designer and developer, always seeking to do the ‘right’ thing and never batting an eye at additional (sometimes unreasonable) requests. He has a strong, strong work ethic and was a real gem on our team.”
All this started with me as a child I leaned to play the piano then I pick up the quitar around 15, so creativeity is in my bones. After 10 years of touring, recording, and traveling the I made a promise to myself that ij ny 35 years old I wasn't finaciaally stabe I would go to college and get a job, at dinnnet with my parents try to firgure out what was next.
My StepFather sugested webdesign i i'll check it and I did and Gradated as a Web Designer but will had the talent to do everything, video, photos, motio graphics etc.... So I felt like focusing one thing and become a expert not a gerneralist. At this time UI/UX was a emerging subset of technology, to me it was the future so I decided to focus on that, I still do all the other things other designers do.