Hi there, I’m Derek. I’m a Product Designer currently working at Netflix. I’m passionate about discovering, understanding, and solving problems.
I’ve been working professionally as a developer and designer since 2006. Prior to Netflix I worked at a small startup called KISSmetrics and before that I worked as a full-stack developer and designer for the City of Prescott in Arizona.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, working on our home, traveling to far and distant places (I’ve been to 35 countries and counting), building Lego, and Cleveland sports (I’m a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Browns).
I’ve lived in Prescott, Arizona on two different occasions. I initially moved there to attend Prescott College. I left after I graduated, but eventually moved back a couple of years later to continue working with the City of Prescott. ↩
I lived in San Francisco for nearly a decade before returning to Ohio. I’ve lived in the Tendernob, Mission Bay, and SOMA neighborhoods. ↩
I lived in Tokyo for two months and it is one of my favorite cities in the entire world! I lived in the Akasaka district within Minato ward in Tokyo prefecture. ↩
I lived in Mumbai for two months, but I’ve visited several times. I specifically lived in Bandra West, which is considered the “posh” part of Mumbai. ↩