Based on King Street, in the centre of Bristol, I design and art direct in a broad range of areas including; branding, campaigns, advertising, lifestyle and literature for print and digital. On the portfolio page I've compiled a selection of work that best reflects what I do, you can click on each image to find out more about the project. I work directly with customers but also partner up with other individuals and agencies. My clients are varied and come in all shapes and sizes, from corporate to boutique. My method is always collaborative, but at the same time I am here to guide.
I was previously employed at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records and Womad, designing records, merchandise, ad campaigns and festival branding. Prior to this I worked at Mediator Communications and Fresh Britain, both London based design and marketing agencies covering digital, branding and advertising. I first cut my teeth at the Financial Times in the publishing industry working on magazines, books and newsletters for the telecommunications and television industry. In an amongst this I freelanced in my hometown Manchester, London and Bristol including designing over 30 book jackets for science fiction author Brian Aldiss.
'Derek has a lot of creative ideas as well as being an excellent designer' Peter Gabriel
I have worked with:
akg-images | Alastair Sawday's | Arnolfini | AXA | Brian Aldiss | Bristol Council | Bristol Old Vic | Bristol Race Forum | Bristol Watershed | Carphone Warehouse | Coconut Chilli | EMI | English Heritage | Kangol | Karrimor | LTA | Nando's | NHS | Rethink | Saco | Shambala | St George's Bristol | Sustain | Sustrans | Thali Cafe | Triumph | Unite Students | University of Bristol | Virgin | WHSmith