Derek brought my logo and branding vision to life. I’ve received many compliments on the design from colleagues, many of whom specifically commented on it’s attractive and professional design. I began with a general concept but Derek’s insight and talent elevated the design that last 20% which really makes all the difference. But what I appreciated most was his insights on the branding process and how customers would ultimately perceive my company. He was also extremely responsive in showing me lots of alternatives and tweaks to the original concept. I probably could have drafted the logo on my own or paid a low-budget design shop to do the work, but there is no question the result would not have been anywhere near as good. I’m so glad I didn’t go that route and chose to work with Derek. It was a fantastic investment and I can’t recommend him enough for people in need of logo creation or general design work.

Owner, WINK Research & Consulting

I have personally known Derek for many years.  When I started my company in 2012, it was only natural to call Derek for help with branding and graphics.  Derek has created several graphics for our company to include our company logo which we have had numerous compliments on from fellow businesses. He also specializes in branding which has helped immensely for my website, graphics and social media. He is extremely talented and creative and always exceeds my expectations.  Not only is Derek’s work exceptional, he is also a pleasure to work with.  He is timely in getting samples to me and always returns my emails and calls promptly.   He is extremely patient and works tirelessly until we’ve built a solid product that we know will benefit our company.  I can’t say enough good things about Derek.  I have worked with him for the last 5 years and will continue to do so!


Owner, Military Bridge

Derek has the ability to look at a project from the eyes of both a creative and business standpoint. He understands how a well designed, cohesive look can positively impact a brand. Derek’s greatest strength in my opinion is his ability to develop creative that is thoughtful, visually appealing and impactful, but also effective in delivering the message to the end user. He is someone who is a great team player; Always willing to jump in to help, offer suggestions & creative direction, or lead junior talent in developing their own skills. I would recommend Derek to anyone looking for thoughtfully designed and effective creative.



I really enjoyed working with Derek on cross platform projects. His attention to detail was a life saver on more than one occasion. Derek’s design skills, especially logo creation, always impressed our clients.



I have worked with Derek A.K.A “DJ Easy D” for 15 plus years.  I have continued to utilize the services of Hove Design Works throughout many many facets of my career and various projects.  Derek is able to step in, help talk me through a design from ideation to execution without missing a beat.  He works with me on impossibly tight deadlines and always makes me laugh. I value Derek’s input and am so grateful to have him as a trusted colleague on any project he will take.


Owner, Media Place Partners

I have known Derek for over 19 years and I am continually impressed by his work ethic and his ability to handle multiple clients and projects while constantly elevating the quality of his design work. When we worked together he always brought creative insight to the table, listened intently and always asked for comments and criticism to make the project better. It is never just a job for Derek.


Owner, Steve Biel Design

Derek is a highly detailed oriented Art Director and I appreciated his attention to detail. I witnessed on a regular basis his genuine passion to make things better, be it his own work or offering feedback or direction to fellow designers. Derek has a great gift of being able to create cohesive and engaging campaigns and does it with ease. As a great friend and colleague of mine, I definitely recommend Derek.


Creative Director, MOCO

Derek is really a great guy to work with. When I asked Derek to create my brand for Milwaukee Custom Cycle, not only did he respect my vision, he created a brand I could be proud of. I look forward to working with Derek on expanding the MCC brand.


Owner, Milwaukee Custom Cycles