Derek P. Collins
Product Designer & Developer


About me

Hi there, I’m Derek. I’m a Product Designer currently working at Netflix. I’m passionate about discovering, understanding, and solving problems.

I originally hail from a small, lakeside town in Ohio1, but 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).

About this site

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.

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

Updated on Jan 16, 2023.


  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.