Shoelace Graphics
The Art of Derek Brown


A little about me.


A little about me.

My name is Derek Brown, I'm a graphic designer and a pretty rad musician from East Tennessee. I studied Graphic Arts at the Tennessee Technology Center at Morristown (now known as Tennessee College of Applied Technology) and graduated in the winter of 2009. I then started working as an Ad Designer at the Special Publications department of a local newspaper, The Citizen Tribune.

I worked at the newspaper for a little over two years and was then offered a job as a Production Artist at The Tombras Group, an award winning advertising and marketing agency located in Knoxville, TN.

I have since then moved from the production team to being an Art Director//Designer on the design team.

As of 2019, I have been learning how to animate using After Effects for about three years now and slowly teaching myself how to use Cinema 4D as well.

I’ve also been art directing some photoshoots for clients such as Krystal, Drake’s Cakes, MoonPie, and Pilot/Flying J.