Derek P. Collins
Product Designer & Developer


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 around 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 originally hail from a small, lakeside town in Ohio1 and I currently live in Cleveland with my wife and son. I’ve also lived in Arizona, California2, Tokyo3, and Mumbai4.

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).


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.

I’m using Barlow from Google Fonts and icons from FontAwesome.



  1. The town where I was born and raised is called Port Clinton and while it isn’t all that well-known, some areas around it are, namely Cedar Point and Put-In-Bay.

  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.