derek shirk

Creative Director. Designer. Web Developer.


I'm a Creative Director, Designer and Developer. I've launched and sold a business, helped brand environments, managed teams and carefully aligned millions of pixels for both print and screen. I am currently focusing on expanding my software development skills and exploring other creative opportunities.

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I help clients launch their ideas, improve metrics and organize workflows effectively through research, insight and execution.

Visual Design

I appreciate the connection we make as humans to well designed objects and interfaces. I approach everything I design with that connection in mind.

Web Development

As a frontend developer I have become primarily focued on mobile-first development, custom WordPress theme and plugin development and performance optimization.

Get in Touch

Have a project that you'd like me to work on? Wanna ask me a question? No problem, I love connecting with new people and I try my best to respond to everyone who reaches out to me.


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