I first worked with Derek when we collaborated across Windows and Office at Microsoft. I had great respect then for his skills as a multifaceted designer and a highly collaborative partner but I have been super impressed with his growth as a filmmaker. The Road to Nickelsville is a powerful film that demonstrates Derek's craftsmanship and passion as a storyteller.

Greg Hollobaugh - Creative Director, Amazon Kindle

I worked with Derek on set and as an editor for 3 Surface Headphones support videos. Derek has a great eye and is very easy to work with. He operated remotely during post production, remaining flexible and staying in communication the whole time. I would definitely work with again!

Evan Pederson- Video PM at Microsoft

Derek is a talented filmmaker who has a natural gift for storytelling for both commercial and consumer driven projects. He knows how to balance the technical with the artistry to communicate, and is extremely driven and focused to get the desired result for clients.

Lou Maxon - Founder & Creative Director, Maxon House LLC

Derek was really easy to work with and did a great job putting together our corporate communication videos. He directed our talent really well and made everyone feel as comfortable as possible with a camera pointing at them. He was really independent, fast, and quickly grasped our design guidelines. We'll definitely use Derek again for other projects.

Markus McKay-Fleisch - Sr. Learning Experience Designer at Nordstrom

Derek is a very talented and creative video producer. He balances taking direction and implementing the production plan with contributing his ideas to enhance the project and scene at hand. He is a valuable asset to any production.

Zach Werblo, Director of Content at Marketscale

Derek is an excellent director, shooter, editor and creator. He's one of those rare people that is the whole package. Plus, he's a super nice guy with a big heart. I highly recommend.

Rebecca Murray, Owner- Skagit Media Marketing, LLC

Derek produced (including concept, casting, directing, filming and editing) four digital videos as part of a larger digital marketing campaign for my client earlier this year. They are super entertaining :15 and :30 spots, impeccably executed, and most importantly, have pulled some very impressive engagement numbers. Right out of the gate the video ads delivered well above expected click thru rates to the clients web site with excellent engagement metrics including time spent on the site, pages viewed and bounce rates. And the numbers keep getting better every month. Derek is a multi-talented true professional, an artist that speaks right and left brain, and is super fun to work with to boot. Hire this man and you won’t be disappointed.

Jane Davis, Jane Davis Marketing & Brand Consulting

I chose to work with Derek because his style suited the aesthetic that I was looking for: professional, fast, and edgy. Derek took the information I wished to convey and produced a video that not only engaged the audience, but also got my points across. I look forward to working with him again in the near future.

Christopher Imbeau, Marketing Manager, Rafn Co. 

It is rare that you come across a standout video talent like Derek. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Derek where we collaborated on video projects. I could always count on him to deliver compelling items that brought a fresh energy. Above all, I was impressed with Derek’s ability to imagine new ways to communicate important ideas (better than I had imagined), and always deliver them when promised. And, of course, his refreshing lack of politics. Derek would be a true asset for roles requiring imagination, vision, and smart artistry and comes with my heartfelt recommendation.

Annette Hamilton, Strategic Communications & PR Director 

Derek was so gracious is bringing his film Road to Nickelsville to our community event. He spoke to our group about his film and experience which greatly added to event overall. We were thrilled to have him as a guest speaker!

Kate Gordan, Vice President at Plateaupians For Peace

…the video you created was impactful and was very helpful to set the stage for us. A big thank you! I'm your loyal customer going forward…

J Iqba, CEO - Haplo Inc.