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A movie about a group of boys playing baseball in an abandoned lot sparked an obsession with sneakers. Asking family members to draw pictures of

Super Heroes as a kid kindled a love for art and design.


Combining the two has been a lifelong passion.

When not designing new and progressive styles for Crocs,

Derek is an avid traveler, most likely on the hunt for snow, reading a graphic novel, or enjoying a glass of red wine. 


2023 - Current

2022 - 2023

2016 - 2022

2015 - 2016

Crocs - Senior Manager - Footear Design

Under Armour - Footwear Designer

Vans - Footwear Designer

Bucketfeet - Product Designer & Developer




Color Theory

Technical Drawings

Tooling Development

Style Development

Adobe Creative Suite

Microsoft Office


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