Derek P. Collins
Product Designer & Developer

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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.

I currently reside in Cleveland, Ohio with my wife and two sons, but I was born and raised in Port Clinton, Ohio. I’ve also lived in Prescott1, San Francisco2, Tokyo3, and Mumbai4.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, working on our home, traveling (I’ve been to 36 countries and counting), collecting Lego, and Cleveland sports (I’m a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Browns).

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This site is built using Astro — a free, open-source, static site generator — and served by Vercel. It was crafted with plain ol’ HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on a 2022 Apple MacBook Air with a M2 chip and 24 GB of memory in Midnight using Nova from Panic.

The font is Barlow from Google Fonts and icons are from FontAwesome.

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Footnotes

  1. 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.

  2. I lived in San Francisco for nearly a decade before returning to Ohio. I’ve lived in the Tendernob, Mission Bay, and SOMA neighborhoods.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.