Derek Wendt Junior Architect | Architectural Artist | Illustrator
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Derek Wendt is a junior architect and illustrator. In October 2014, he joined DJR Architecture, Inc. while maintaining his independent design services at Derek simply. Derek studied Architecture and earned his Masters from the University of Detroit Mercy. His work experiences comprised from Walt Disney World Resort, IDEO, Detroit Works Project, Stantec, AIAS, and Katherine Frank Creative, Inc. In 2012, Derek moved to Minneapolis from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He derived his love of architecture from Legos, SimCity, Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station, and visiting sport stadiums. Being a deaf architect has helped Derek develop an appreciation for the art of sensorial space planning - which was attributed to his thesis on aural architecture and work at Disney. He continues to be an advocate of artistic design that is impactful to the emotions and the senses. Outside of work, Derek is a travel enthusiast. You can spot him at musicals, Packer games, microbreweries, bike riding, and mountain climbing. He also enjoys freehand drawing and creating birthday cards.
Selection of personal artworks and freelance projects. Check out Derek simply's tab for more work and information.
EXPERIENCE EXPERTISE
DEREK SIMPLY
Independent Designer
2012 - present DETROIT WORKS PROJECT
Animator + Video Producer
2012 IDEO
Design Extern
2010 KATHERINE FRANK CREATIVE INC.
Industrial Design Intern
2009
Dreamweaver 5+ YRS Illustrator 8+ YRS InDesign 2+ YRS Muse 2+ YRS
Photoshop 10+ YRS Premiere Pro 2+ YRS AWARDS 2009 FORD MOTORS COMPANY AWARD FOR INNOVATION CHALLENGE
Ford Motors Company
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