My name is Derek Whiting. I’m a graphic designer currently based in Asheville, North Carolina. I grew up in the desert of the Southwest, and am fascinated by my new surroundings in America's temperate rainforest.
My biggest passion is for storytelling. I believe that our biggest power as humans is in the stories that we tell, both to others and to ourselves. I aim to use design to help people tell their stories in the most effective way possible.
Have a project? Let me help you tell your story!
Salt Lake Community College
A.S. Graphic Communications
Jan 2019 to May 2022
Developed a thorough understanding of the elements of effective design (color theory, typography, layouts, etc.)
Established an understanding of print production processes, with an emphasis on creating clean print-ready files
Coursework required us to manage numerous projects, work autonomously, and balance tight deadlines
Learned to design methodically, following projects from concept to completion