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Originally from Amarillo, I graduated from TCU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design. I fancy myself an increasingly fierce design force with a passion for visual communication and a tireless work ethic. I also tend to don a bandana and really long hair every couple years. I have an amazing wife and two super-kids who will someday run something or create world-changing things: it’s just a fact.

I’ve been influenced by the work of design gurus such as Paul Rand, Bradbury Thompson, Charles S. Anderson, Neville Brody, and too many others to list. I’m inspired perhaps even more, however, by vintage graphics and home-grown typography. I approach each project with the mentality that it can and should be a powerful, provocative piece of graphic design. I carry all the baggage of a designer, such as a preoccupation with letterforms, a well-rounded sense of humor, and the lofty conviction that my work will shape the future of our visual culture.

And to pat myself on the back a bit…

I have worked in a variety of positions from Customer Service to Package Handling and now as a designer/developer/instructor, and have excelled at each, becoming a highly valued member with opportunities for advancement. I pride myself on being efficient and genuine, with a competitiveness and willingness to learn that makes me a uniquely valuable member of any team. I have yet to be outworked at any job, and do not plan for that to change.

My design work, both personal and commissioned, has been featured in numerous design publications, used in work across the globe, has appeared on network television multiple times and has been featured in major motion pictures.

I’ve had the chance to work with a wide variety of well-known and respected organizations, such as Wingstop, the City of Dallas, AAA, Office Depot, and Toyota, through my awesome former El Creative team members and others. I’ve also managed to be recognized and published in the design community by the DSVC Annual Student Show, the Houston Art Director’s Club, Logolounge, and numerous online features.

Derek Weathersbee

Here's a picture of me and my beautiful daughter. Now you're thinking, "He must be a good fellow," right?

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