What I'm up to

It’s almost half way though 2024!? I'm still consulting via Perpetual Education in addition to areas in the design/dev education space.

As a designer/developer/product designer: I provide a thoughtful approach to your goals. Research, content strategy, user-testing, UX, layouts, UI, design patterns, live style-guides, system architecture, cms, team building, brochures, content portals, applications, and whatever other buzzwords you can muster up.

(It’s all really just Design)

Got a project in mind, let’s talk about it.

I enjoy a lean and iterative design process. So, if you're just getting started - that’s when I can be the most effective.

Would you like to be friends?

  1. I don't want to live in the metaverse. I much prefer real life.
  2. If you'd like to talk with me face to face, well, I live in South Pasadena (Los Angeles, CA). Let's grab a drink! And you can find me at many of the local dev and design meetups.
  3. You can email me derek@sheriffderek.consulting
  4. I am @sheriffderek in web-related social arenas. My real name is Derek Wood. You can call me Derek or Sheriff.
  5. If you don't live in LA, you can schedule a meeting with me on ADP list to talk about your project or get career advice, portfolio review, or help choosing educational options.
  6. Are you a developer? I really like CSS. If you are trying to learn, (we're always learning...) join us on the CSS Discord. From there - there are also links to many other servers for the various languages.
  7. I also write about design and CSS all over the place. For example, you can read my article On Type Patterns and Style Guides over at CSS-Tricks.
  8. As of mid 2024: In addition to PE duties, I'm also now available à la carte via Mentor Cruise for custom learning paths.

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You can watch some videos I've made on YouTube.

If you really want to... you can connect on X or LinkedIn, but I don't put any time into those platforms. If you really want to help me out, then come back me up on Reddit. These trolls are out of their minds.

That's all! Nothing more to see here folks, (for now)