My name is Derek P. Collins and I’m a Product Designer at Netflix, where I’m part of the Growth Team.

About me

A black and white headshot of me.

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

Outside of work, I enjoy traveling to far and distant places (I’ve been to 35 countries and counting), building Lego (something I just never grew out of), and Cleveland sports (I’m a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Browns).

About this site

This site is built using Hugo, an open-source, static site generator and hosted on Amazon S3 with a CloudFront CDN Vercel. I write everything in either Markdown or plain ol' HTML. CSS is written in, well, CSS and there’s a minimal amount of JavaScript (no tracking, just for some small interactive bits).

Updated on March 2, 2021

  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. ↩︎

  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. ↩︎