Derek is an animator driven to bring personalities and life to characters. He graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors degree in Arts and went on to graduate from Animation Mentor in 2010. He has worked on a wide range of genres in both hand key and motion capture formats, ranging from the Sesame Street franchise to ghost detective murder mystery games. Derek has also had the opportunity to work on games for the handheld, mobile, console, and VR/AR devices.
Relating the characters to the audience is his passion, but in addition, Derek wears other hats on our streamlined team. He has taken on rigging and character skinning responsibilities, facial motion capture, as well as simulated physics for destruction and cloth.