I’m Derren Wilson, a designer for screen and print for an ever-expanding range of clients. I’m based near Manchester in the United Kingdom.
I help my clients communicate their services or ideas in a clear and attractive way. Once we’ve discussed what you need to do or say, I design and, if it’s for the web, can build the final product.
I grew up with computers, and about a decade ago realised that design – particularly web design – married up my interest in art and form with all the new ways computers can connect people (and it was still possible to teach yourself). I started my own, now defunct weblog in 2002 and built several self-guided projects that gained a certain amount of web notoriety. One, the Sandwich Project, made it into the New York Times and was BBC Radio 2’s site of the day (twice).
Since 2003 I have had a full-time job at Manchester Metropolitan University designing websites, web collateral like html emails and banner ads, and printed publications. I’ve also worked freelance on websites and printed material for artists, designers and small businesses.
I’ve been particularly lucky that some of the work I’ve done, like the posters for the Library Special Collections, and working with artists and craftspeople, means my academic studies in archaeology and museum studies don’t go to waste.
I enjoy the process of working with clients and seeing how design can help expose ideas and services to a wider audience. I realise that design isn’t supposed to be art – there should always be a goal design can help to reach.
If you’d like to work with me please get in touch. I’d love to work on any project that involved art, museums, archaeology or architecture.