May 2015 – Present
/ Fremont, CA
Senior Graphic Designer
Theory Communication and Design
July 2011 – Present (3 years 8+ months)
/ Charlotte, NC
January 2011 – June 2011 (6 months)
/ Boynton Beach, FL
Digital Media Arts College
Bachelor’s Degree / Graphic Design / 3.3 GPA
2008 – 2010
/ Boca Raton, FL
Derek Gangi was born on Long Island, NY and raised in Southern Florida. Since birth, he’s always had the love for drawing with anything he could get his hands on. Highlighters usually developed into glowing monsters, while sharpies built space ships shaving the planet.
Later in his life at the age of twenty, he decided it’d be best to get a college education. Three years later, graduating from an accelerated bachelors program at Digital Media Arts College in Boca Raton, FL – Derek set off into the maelstrom we know as the “industry” with his “skill set shield” and “degree sword” like some type of design dragon slayer… warrior… guy.
Since 2011 to present day, Derek has had the privilege to work closely with some of the largest companies in the world such as; Chevrolet, Mobil 1, ExxonMobil, General Motors, NASCAR and Cadillac to name a few, which inevitably taught him the importance of deadlines, along with developing leadership skills such as managing projects and establishing team communications among fellow creatives and account executives.
He also likes the pen tool, a lot… and Corgis, especially with hats.