From a young age I understood the value of telling a story and how powerful it was in moving an audience.
Hip-hop empowered me and gave my expression voice.
I apply the same philosophy today.
With over 20 years design experience I empower people and organisations by activating their vision.
I help identify individuality and amplify their voice.
Patwa is for people that celebrate community, diversity and culture.
Emotionally connecting and moving audiences through design.
Tel: +44 (0) 7970 992854
Watershed Media Centre
St Pauls Carnival
Real World Records
Rethink Mental Illness
Social media banners
Leaflet & posters
CD & Vinyl artwork
'Derek is a creative spirit who can execute a client brief with talent and flair. He is efficient, highly capable and conjures up brilliant design concepts. I’d certainly work with him again'
'Derek has a lot of creative ideas as well as being an excellent designer'
'Derek stepped in last minute to work with us on a time-sensitive project and his efficient yet wonderfully creative attitude towards it was fantastic. His great ideas and concepts, to his willingness to intently listen to the brief and add his own flair meant the outcome was spectacular and I’d very much welcome the chance to work with him again!'
'Derek's a hugely talented designer - great ideas with the skills to execute them. His work is distinctive and memorable while his approach personable and adaptable. He's really very good!'
Mace & Menter
'We have found it a real pleasure to work with Derek on many projects. Our timescales, demands and budgets are less than ideal, but Derek delivered work that was ideal every time, in a manner that was a pleasure to work with.'