About Dersu


I am a multi-disciplinary storyteller hell bent on connecting with people through film, design, art, photography and music.

I am currently the Design Director at VICE, directing the main titles and graphics for over ten VICELAND television shows, while leading creative, art direction and design on campaigns for Samsung, Nike, Delta, Bud Light, Toyota, Ray Ban and K-Swiss. I also led design for the launch of Vice's own channels Broadly, Thump and Live Nation TV.


My career started as footwear and apparel designer working in house at Reef, Volcom, DC, Quiksilver and Billabong before my interest moved to marketing and digital design.

Since moving to L.A I have worked as a digital art director at Media Arts Lab, Tool, and Media Monks, involved in projects such as the 30th Anniversary of Apple site and the Adidas Brazuca World Cup digital launch.

As the founder of Witness This, an art and culture digital magazine, my passion for conservation, music and community has also led me to create NightCause, a monthly party on the West side of L.A. where 100% of the proceeds are donated to a cause of the headlining DJ's choice.



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