Derek Moore

Derek Moore - Web Developer

Chicago, IL, USA

I'm a well-rounded creative and I love the Dystopian and Science Fiction genres. End-of-the-world books are great!

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My name is Derek Moore, and I'm a Design Technologist located in Austin, TX. I have over 14 years of experience with front-end development, web design, logo design, WordPress, Shopify, Squarespace, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP. Along the way, I've learned out to use all those Creative Cloud apps, Sketch, and Webflow.

I'm skilled, thoughtful, and passionate. I have extensive front-end development and web design experience and invest deeply in making. I focus on the invisible details that make a good project great.
Action & Adventure
Science Fiction
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense
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Work experience

Interactive Designer

June, 2009 – June, 2016 (about 7 years)

• HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Ruby templates, Wordpress, Tumblr, Kirby, Squarespace, Shopify
• Web UI, logo and brand design
• Design of all marketing and branded material in-house and public
• Coordination with upper management in regard to company development

Designer and Developer

June, 2006 – Present (over 16 years)


Chicago Magazine

Focusing on a lightweight modular grid, we streamlined ten years worth of Chicago Magazine content and made it flexible for various reading platforms. I was in charge of creating HTML and CSS templates to implement in the magazine’s content management system. Typically when you move your mouse off a button even the slightest bit, its drop-down menu disappears, which is a pain in the butt. I fixed this by adding an invisible space around the drop down. Luke Seemann, Chicago Magazine’s Managing Editor of Digital, said a few kind words about it in a Society for News Design interview, which you can find here. The site now reads fantastically, and Luke has done an excellent job pushing our base forward. I’m always excited to see the site when I click on a social media link.

Mae Ryan Filmmaker & Photographer

I was thrilled when Mae asked me to create her new logo and website. It'd had been quite a few years since Mae, and I had a chance to work on a project together and the last one, Audio Vision, came out great. We started by exploring an optically inspired path to create the logo. Then added motion and color to highlight the movement of the static shapes. Everything we learned from the logo exploration regarding movement, color play, and form collection directed the site creation. The final product is an unyielding collection of expression both in the design and depth of Mae’s work.

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