Derek spent his early years playing around with (and usually breaking) the operating system of a black-and-white Apple computer and restoring the system from a good ol' floppy disc, which somehow led to a degree in Computers and Information Technology from Purdue University at Indianapolis.
Derek loves thinking about what technology he can create to solve problems. He enjoys being part of the discovery process as well as being wrist-deep into the code of projects. His areas of expertise include WordPress, PHP/MySQL, C# .NET, jQuery, Windows system administration, HTML, CSS and Responsive Design. He is also an active volunteer consultant for a regional sustainability initiative called Mid America Prosperity and Security (MAPS) which works with universities and industry professionals to promote sustainability for community growth. He thrives on collaborating with compassionate people.
Insisting that all his jokes are both original and funny, Derek is the open-minded entrepreneurial spirit you'd expect from a guy with a homemade bike cargo trailer. Whether he's strumming guitar tunes for his young daughter to dance to, taking long walks around the neighborhood with his family, or watching a Jurassic Park movie marathon while wearing pizza pajama pants, Derek is all about making good things happen.
Why Glass Web Projects? Derek is passionate about smart websites that succeed, and he's inspired by organizations doing great work. Put them together and you've made his day. You've made his life, actually.
Read about how Glass Web Projects was created - our story.
A custom-built online inventory software for this local food home-delivery service dedicated to making good, clean food more accessible
A new logo, a WordPress site hosted on our server, and a social media strategy are in the works for this organization focused on getting the necessary environmental assessments for former industrial or commercial properties so they can be cleaned up
Amazing Potato Chip came to our team as an IUPUI project to help our interns build experience and provide excellent service through re-designing their website. We were asked to stick around and help re-design their store-front sign.
Redesign of their trail map, both print and web ready, is in order for this organization dedicated to loving our Indiana greenways and trails
The spring 2016 video intern team worked with Piazza Produce to interview and film their sustainable, zero-waste operations. Then, we wrote a blog post about their efforts, included the video and posted on Sustainability Scout.
A vendor map plugin, informational videos and a new web design are on the menu for this natural grocery co-op
Glass Web Projects approached IFA with an idea to promote IFA with a detailed social media infographic using a design intern in exchange for listing the GWP logo in the IFA monthly newsletter. Win, win all around!
A custom map plugin built to connect the public with participating businesses, furthering their commitment to nondiscrimination
A custom animated video that is inspiring more enthusiasm to join this volunteer movement, protecting our environment
A hand-drawn animated video to educate and spread the word about this convenient way to slow greenhouse gas emissions
A new logo to start the branding process for this family farm dedicated to growing and selling chemical-free veggies
A website redesign with a handful of plugins, providing easy and convenient resources for this popular environmental and animal rights lifestyle
Garfield Park Farmer's Market is a new and fresh farmer's market starting up in 2016 just south of downtown. They came to us looking for a fresh and modern web design to reflect their shiny new logo.
Redesign of their print canal map is in order for this organization dedicated to loving downtown Indianapolis
A fun video created by the Glass Web Projects team to show our holiday spirit...and a little silliness. Props were donated by the team and location...
This project was a re-design and re-architecture of the "GWP.Manage" project management system found at glasswebprojects.com/dashboard. Usability, ...
This is a project to update the Sustainability Scout design and add new features to increase interest and engagement.Updates in this release...
Published every other month, learn how fun and easy it is to be sustainable as well as what's new at Glass Web Projects.