Derek Brouwer

Art Director

 

As Circa’s art director, Derek brings a wealth of digital and design experience to the Kalamazoo branch from his time working on brands like Cottonelle, Haworth, Ford, and Bell’s Brewing while previously employed as a designer and art director at VMLY&R, a two-time Ad Age Agency to Watch winner with offices all over the globe. Prior to his work there, he was a student at Ferris State University where he received a BS degree in graphic design and minored in art history, which he studied abroad in Italy.

Derek is especially passionate about mentoring young creatives through Circa’s fellowship program which provides paid on-the-job training to recent design graduates.

He is a young dad, a massive fan of all things Disney and Nintendo, a devotee of the contemporary artist/nonagenarian Yayoi Kusama, and is slowly building his own house of cards –  an impressive wide-ranging collection of trading cards, playing cards, and lenticular postcards.

Derek Brouwer