Hello, I'm Derek.

I am a Canadian designer, technologist and entrepreneur.

In 2018 I founded DVXD, a digital design practice for business value and social impact. Today, we help launch socially-centred digital brands and services for clients like Indigo, the Google News Initiative, and our own ventures like PostUp.

Previously, I was a part of the global design leadership at Huge in Brooklyn before returning home to Toronto (home of the World Champs) to found and lead a new office. There I designed and directed work for Nike, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Comcast, and Four Seasons.

My design career began working alongside smart people at Teehan+Lax and the IBM Media Design Studio. I braved the winters at the University of Waterloo to earn a degree in Computer Science and intern in Silicon Valley.

You can browse my photography on VSCO, read my thoughts on basketball, politics and design on Twitter, and ask me to join your professional network on LinkedIn.

Feel free to say hello any time and I'll respond when my kids are asleep.