Skilled web designer and developer with 15+ years of experience, passionate about creating visually appealing and user-friendly websites. With expertise in front-end development, responsive design, and UI/UX, I strive to deliver seamless digital experiences.

My portfolio showcases my proficiency in graphic design, creative problem-solving, and implementing cutting-edge technologies.

Work Examples

Sandia National Laboratories

Intranet and public facing web design and development. redesign - View the site on the Internet Wayback Machine

Redesign of home page and topic pages. Carefully translated the client's vision into a visually appealing design, paying meticulous attention to details such as color schemes, typography, and intuitive navigation. The use of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript brought the design to life, seamlessly integrating captivating visuals and interactive elements. The result was a website that not only reflected the client's brand identity but also captivates visitors with its seamless functionality and user-friendly interface.

Tools of the Trade

Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Dreamweaver), VSCode, Git, HTML, (S)CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Wordpress, Cascade Server, graphic design, mockups, prototyping.

Indian Health Service

Intranet and public facing web design and development. redesign - View the site on the Wayback Machine

Redesign of all core, public-facing web pages. Through meticulous attention to accessibility, the redesigned website catered to diverse users and provided easy access to crucial health resources for native populations. Conducted thorough research to comprehend the specific needs of the Native American community and crafted a design that embodies their rich heritage while maintaining a modern and intuitive user interface. Designed new version of IHS logo, incorporating colors from traditional medicine wheel design, for use on external web pages. Developed mobile version of site utilizing jQuery mobile.

Tools of the Trade

Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Dreamweaver), Flash(ActionScript) HTML, (S)CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, ColdFusion MURA CMS, graphic design, mockups, prototyping.

Available for Work

I am currently available for full-time employment, offering my dedication, skills, and expertise to contribute effectively to any team or organization. Additionally, I am open to freelance opportunities, providing flexible services tailored to meet clients' needs. With reasonable rates reflective of the quality and value of my work, I ensure timely delivery and professional execution of projects. My commitment to excellence and passion for what I do drive me to deliver outstanding results consistently, whether in a full-time role or on a freelance basis.

Expertise I Offer

  • Web Design • Development
  • Logo • Branding
  • Graphic Design
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Google Analytics
  • Hosting Setup
  • Consultation



Meet Derek, a creative soul fueled by a deep passion for design, music, guitar, films, and the great outdoors.

With an unwavering curiosity and an innate sense of aesthetics, I explore the world through a multidimensional lens. As a designer, I channel my artistic vision into every project, meticulously crafting visually stunning and functional experiences that leave a lasting impact.

When not immersed in design, I enjoy playing the guitar, channeling my emotions through composing and recording. Music acts as an outlet, an escape, and a means to connect with others on a profound level.

My love for films is equally profound, delving into captivating stories, cinematography, and the power of visual storytelling. However, my spirit truly thrives in the great outdoors. Whether it's hiking through serene forests, photographing landscapes, or simply finding solace in nature's embrace, I draw inspiration from the beauty and tranquility of the natural world.

With an insatiable thirst for creativity and an unwavering love for these diverse passions, I continually seek to enrich my life and the lives of others through artistry, music, cinematic experiences, and a deep appreciation for the wonders of nature.