Derek Munn

Designer and Nice Guy

Norfolk, VA, USA

Work Experience

Red Chalk Studios

Art Director

September 2015 - Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

Old Dominion University

Adjunct Professor

August 2014 - May 2015 Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Red Chalk Studios

Graphic Designer

October 2013 - August 2015 Virginia, United States

Old Dominion University

Lecturer of the Arts

I currently teach 4 classes, averaging 24 hours in front of a classroom a week. My courses range from the Fundamentals of Digital Art (introducing students to creating art on a Mac computer) to third year graphic design students in their upper level endeavors.
July 2012 - August 2013 Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Mister Munn

Principle / Creative Director

MIster Munn is the home base for multi-media designer, Derek Munn. Specializing in typographic solutions, mark-making, and user experience, each solution reaches deep into the semantics of common knowledge. If doesn't matter if it's traditional printed objects, there is always the opportunity for innovation and chance to make a connection.
May 2011 - October 2013 Brooklyn, New York, United States

RageHaus

Co-Owner/ Creative

With my wife, we formed an award-winning studio rooted in printed materials. Focusing on giving each project full attention from beginning to end, we attempted to handle and execute every step of every project. Whether it meant conceptual work or the dirty production of printing, folding, and finishing, our effort in each step resulted in a strong quality control and no lapse in quality. RageHaus is now a culture blog with one foot in graphic design and the other in the art world.
August 2008 - January 2010 Newport News, Virginia, United States

A&M Enterprises

Production Designer

I was part of a three person production staff, responsible for two monthly publications and various identity and printed projects.
May 2006 - May 2010 Newport News, Virginia, United States

The Great Computer Challenge

Graphic Arts Judge (Level 3 & 4)

Once a year, The Great Computer Challenge hosted a series of competitions to local schools in a variety of digital fields. For four competitions (2006, 2007, 2008, & 2009) I was one of two judges for Level 4 & 5 Graphic Arts competition. Level 3 was equivalent to grades 6-8, and Level 4 equal to grades 9-12.

I had to create a set of three problems, and then judges the outcomes after a day of problem solving by the teams. The only reason I discontinued my judging duties was because of my move to New York City.
March 2006 - April 2009 Norfolk, Virginia, United States

The Meridian Group

Intern

As an intern, I was delegated simple production jobs, photo selection and editing, and internal documenting of projects that passed through the art department.
May 2005 - May 2006 Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

Education

Cooper Union

Certificate of Typographic Design

June 2013 - July 2013 New York, New York, United States

Old Dominion University

Bachelors of Fine Arts (Graphic Design)

I learned primarily under the instruction of design critic, Kenneth FitzGerald. Entering my senior year, I received the Charles K. Sibley Scholarship and Award. As a result, I was invited to be part of a department wide exhibition (Exhibitionists 4). In addition to my primary degree, I earned a minor degree in Marketing.
August 2002 - May 2006 Norfolk, Virginia, United States

School Of Visual Arts (SVA)

Masters of Fine Arts (Graphic Design)

I'm currently exploring the role of a designer as entrepreneur and inventor. While attending SVA, I've had the opportunity to learn from design giants like Milton Glaser and Stefan Sagmeister.
September 2010 - May 2012 New York City, New York, United States

Languages

English (Native),
German (Beginner),

Awards

Type Directors' Club

Certificate of Typographic Excellence

201107

AIGA Richmond GRADE 5 Competition

Judges Choice

200905

AIGA Richmond GRADE 5 Competition

Best in Category: Logos, Icons, and Stationery

200905

Old Dominion University Art Department

Charles K. Sibley Scholarship

200505

Publications & Exhibitions

Stuff about my publications and exhibitions goes here.