Derek Williams Design icon

Hello, my name is Derek Williams, and I am a designer. I have over YEARS ACTIVE years in the Web Design Industry

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About Me

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Hello, my name of course is Derek Williams. I have been practicing professional design since 2004, but have always loved to design. I pride myself on the ability to conceptualize my ideas as well as interpret other people’s ideas. I believe design, when done correctly, can invoke a very specific reaction. I am in a lot of ways self-taught and self-motivated, but I also have a formal education. I obtain a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Middle Tennessee State in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. I greatly value my time at this prestigious design school. MTSU served as a great catalyst to my success. I have developed my skills from four highly trained professors, and I am truly grateful for their knowledge. These professors are Seth Johnson, Noel Lorson, Christie Nuell, and Barry Buxkamper.

After school, I was given my first design oriented design job from John Thomas at his design firm Blue Tractor Design Firm in Nashville, TN. I valued the time I spent here. John Thomas gave me several opportunities to hone my design skills. He provided me with a wealth of design knowledge and information pertaining to the design business. Without John Thomas taking a chance on a fresh young college student, I would not possess the skills that I have today. After my time at Blue Tractor Design Firm, I decided to accept a job at Media General in Richmond, VA. At Media General, I design several online advertising campaigns for several clients around the country. This environment has given me a chance to grow further as a designer. After three enriching years at Media General, I accepted a User Interface Design position at Capital One were I am a intricate part of the very talented web design team.

At heart I will always be a artist, so for fun, I enjoy to paint and screen print. I enjoy learning more an.d more about the web. I like to stay current with design styles and code usage. I am very passionate about my career, and enjoy it everyday.

schoolEducation

Bachelors in Fine Arts (Graphic Design)
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

workWork Experience

Software

Gulp, Bower, Git Hub, Adobe Creative Suite, Sublime Text, Sketch 3, Invision App, Flinto, Wordpress, Keynote, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Quark QuarkXPress, Apple Final Cut Pro,

Frameworks

Bootstrap, Compass, AngularJS, Google Web Starter Kit, Wordpress, NodeJs, Material Design Language(MDL),

Programing Languages

html 5, javascript, CSS3, SASS, jQuery,

Design Medium

Print, Package, interactive, process, User Experience,

Services

important_devicesWeb Design

Today more than ever, the web is a great way to get your message across. I have several years of experience in web design. Whether you need a fully integrated web site, or some online marketing materials I have the knowledge and skills to execute your idea into reality.

wallpaperPrint Design

Although print design has in many cases taking a back seat to web design, it is still very important in promoting your brand. I have several years in Print Design. I possess the knowledge to create a print piece that will both be unique and communicate the message you are putting across.

chat_bubbleDesign/Marketing Consulting

Are you starting a new business, and would like to know what you may need to promote your business? I offer Design and marketing consulting. I take carefully consideration to your market area, target audience, budget, and of course your product. I research design trends in your business field, and will provide the best course of action.

codeWeb Mastering

Are you having trouble maintaining your website? Maybe you just do not have the time to maintain your website. I offer Web mastering for a monthly fee. This includes updating content, optimizing performance. This does not included any redesign of the website.