In essence, Derek is a thinker. His mission is to make a positive social impact through good design. What fuels him, however, are his home cooked meals. Derek is fascinated by human behavior, psychology, and their intersection with design. He loves to acquire knowledge and is never satisfied. Derek is also not afraid to ask questions or defend his opinions. He is highly self-driven and knows how to get things done in the presence of distractions. Most importantly, Derek knows when to take a break and enjoy the company of friends, a good laugh, and a cold beer.