Hi, my name is Derek and I am a web designer . That means I’m comfortable poking around in Photoshop or Illustrator as well as coding up responsive sites in HTML5, CSS3, or even PHP with a dash of JS or jQuery as needed. My CMS of choice is WordPress although I have used Perch and Sitemason which are both excellent systems as well.

I’ve been creating websites since college, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I decided to make web design a career. In a few months I’ll be starting my 4th year of running my own business called Tin Cans & String where I do everything from project management, to billing, to watering the plant in my office. Before that I worked as a computer technician for Murfreesboro City Schools where I did everything from helping teachers use new technology to taking apart a laptop to replace the motherboard.


Here are a few of my favorite projects. All of the designs I create are responsive making them viewable across multiple screen sizes.

Here are some more examples of my work.

* I partner with a healthcare design agency from time to time. They design, I code.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss my role on any of these projects, let’s talk!