The Real Experience of Real Estate Derek has been a graphic designer for 10+ years working mostly in Real Estate. He started his career with one of the top agencies in Chicago specializing in print campaigns for luxury style properties throughout the city. Needing a change of scenery, he took a vacation to San Diego. After spending a week and falling in love with the city, he packed up his life and just moved! Derek wanted to expand his graphic design career, so he went back to school and got a degree in Visual Communications, graduating top of his class. He began working with a real estate marketing firm in Rancho Bernardo, helping to develop their signature marketing brand with print and web. After, he moved to a larger firm focusing directly on print marketing campaigns and moved his way up to the top design department working solely with new clients and special projects. An opportunity presented itself to become the Director of Marketing at one of his client’s real estate brokerages, and he jumped on it. Now he runs the department at RE/MAX At The Coast and helps all of the agents’ businesses thrive with his clever, unique, and beautiful marketing pieces. With a real-world approach, out-of-the-box thinking, experience, and understanding of what it takes to market real estate. Derek is the perfect fit here at the brokerage. Realizing real estate marketing was a passion, he decided to get his license and become an agent. Now with the experience of both marketing and selling, Derek has become a seasoned well rounded real estate agent.