Derek Thurber

Hello, I am a Professional  Web Designer Front-end Developer Learning Designer Graphic Designer User Experience Designer

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I am a professional designer with experience creating innovative graphic, web, and learning designs which engage, interpret, and explain. I am also an effective project manager, comfortable juggling numerous projects with various stakeholders in different stages simultaneously. Plus, I'm a strong communicator, especially adept at bridging the gap between technical and non-technical audiences.

I have worked on lots of creative things and loved doing all of them. Many of the creative things I have worked on have been designing learning environments that challenge convention, redesign old standards in a new format, and explore the possibilities of quality instruction in person and online. Other creative things I have done include designing print marketing materials, interactive infographics, and engaging web designs among other cool things.

I currently work as an Instructional Design and Technology Consultant at Northwestern University. Before that, I studied medieval history, interned at the White House, tried my hand as a paralegal, volunteered for AmeriCorps, worked for several colleges, and picked up a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration and Policy along the way. I can't stop thinking about the future. The future of technology; the future of learning; the future of our planet; the future of my life. What new thing can I learn? What creative project can I do next? If you have a project I can work with you on, please reach out. I am available for freelancing.

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