Hello, friend. I'm Derek. Here's a little about me.
I’m a Partner at Clique Studios, a design and technology studio I helped start in college. We're a team of ~40 people who get to help people and make things all day.
I was a Field Organizer on the ’08 Obama campaign, and write a weekly political action newsletter called re:act that goes out to 25,000 people.
I write and play music, both solo and in a collective called Martin Van Ruin. I’ve released three solo EPs under my name, and one album (soon, two) with the band.
Last and foremost, I’m a husband, dad, and Chicagoan.