Illustrator/Creative Designer

Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Experienced creative designer/illustrator skilled in a variety of styles. Specializes in branding, apparel, product design, social media and marketing, all designed to help strengthen business competence. Easy going person that gets along well with others and an effective communicator with a creative mind full of innovative ideas. A goal setter and will work on projects until they have reached their full potential. Having leadership, integrity and the ability to interpret creative direction, I am able to expand marketing approaches to create sustainable financial gains.

Work Experience


Illustrator / Sr. Designer freelance

• Leading a team or artists/designers to identify and understand project-specific outlines, issues related to
company branding, print, product, web, and mobile.

• Project Managing and providing key insight to high profile projects allowing clients to better understand their

• Demonstrate passion to clients including current industry trends and ways to apply them.

• Recommend and integrate new styles and techniques to be used in the development of products as well as
plans to integrate new techniques with existing.
January 1999 - Present Ontario, Canada

Stix & Stones Inc.

Creative Lead freelance

• Provided several rich designs from conceptual stage through to final art and production such as. Web design, apparel, ads and social media imagery.

• Recommended and intergraded new styles and techniques to be used in the development of new product applications.

• Providing leadership, advice, and direction for the brand.
January 2013 - Present Ontario, Canada

Earth Rangers

Print Manager / Designer / Illustrator

• Managed and operated large in-house print department as well as operated 54” Roland Versa Camm plotter/cutter.

• Fully designed and installed ABS (Anti Bird Strike) vinyl.

• Leading Development of rich printable martial for E.R. kids, E.R. Bring Back The Wild and school programs.

• Scope, timeline and cost out projects necessary for brand development and print.

• Assist in leading the creative and technical team in order to conceptualize, create and execute specific print related designs, POP, and mural graphics.

• Help advance and teach SEO optimization and best practices for creative Team to improve E.R. print and trendsetting.
2008 - 2011 Woodbridge, Canada

Ride Snowboards

Sr. Designer/Lead Illustrator

• Provided and developed several rich designs/graphics from conceptual stage through to final art and production
such as. Snowboard graphics, boot graphics, binding graphics, POP, ads, catalogs, clothing and so on.

• Worked alongside the Creative Director and a team of artists and designers.

• Recommended and intergraded new styles and techniques to be used in the development of new products as
well, as existing.

• Providing leadership and advice to a team of artists, designers, and Directors.

• Assisting the Production Engineer in the development of print ready file setup as well as custom specification for
special client projects.
2006 - 2008 Washington, United States


Sheridan College

Illustration/Fine Arts

Illustration/Fine arts

Area of Studies:
Interpretive Illustration, Technical Illustration, Animation, Graphic Design

• Received Diploma: Dec/2004
2000 - 2004 Oakville, Canada



Free snowboard event! Not a contest, just an event where kids of all ages can ride at no cost, no, on hill bullying or trash talking, just ride, demo new product and have fun. With over $2,000.00 in FREE product giveaways.


BBQing, Classic Muscle Cars, Family Time, Landscaping, Music, Snowboarding,

Computer Related Skills

Operating Systems
• Mac OS X
• Pc Windows
• Commodore Amiga

• Adobe Applications
• CS, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign…
• Office

Portfolio Sites

THEOCY design:

Stix & Stones:

Derek Muscat:




If superheroes existed Muscat would be Aquaman. Just when you think there’s no hope for the Superfriends, Aquaman comes up from the deep with 3 whales, 5 sharks, and 2 dolphins (and sharks and dolphins don’t even get along so that in and of itself is no small task) and rescues the would-be heroes before returning to the deep to keep ruling from the silent abyss.

That pretty much describes Derek. He’s not Superman in the sense that Superman gets all the credit, the press, or the ladies (Muscat’s already scored there).
He’s the silent ruler that is always there whether you know it or not, working his magic from the shadows and always amazing the masses.

Kind words from:
Mark "FANK" Fankhauser
Creative Director: Sandbox


“Derek and I came into contact through my work at Rayne Longboards. I commissioned work from Derek for the 2013 Rayne longboard line-up and was not disappointed. Even given tight time frames, Derek was a complete professional and delivered exceptional designs. His unique style combined with cooperative and considerate personality has made for an enjoyable, easy process and I would be more than happy to work with him again and recommend him to others.”

Kind words from:
Les Robertson
Creative Director: Rayne Longboards


Inside the World of Board Graphic
By SHOGO | Published: 09/01/2011.September 1, 2011
Authors: Derek Muscat
I am pleased to announce that a NEW book by (Modern Dog and Rockport Publishers) “Inside the World of Board Graphics” Will hit the bookshelves this September. I was given this amazing opportunity to be one of many artists featured in this book. Inside The World Of Board Graphics takes an in-depth, comprehensive look at the global nature and cultural influence of Surf/Skate/Snow board art and design. International design luminaries Art Chantry, Katrin Olina and James Victore are placed alongside industry superstars Terry Fitzgerald, Martin Worthington, Yoshihiko Kushimoto and Rich Harbour (who has been shaping and designing surfboards since 1959). The book includes dozens of interviews and profiles from the people currently creating board art and design: Aaron Draplin, Emil Kozak, Morning Breath, Anthony Yankovic, Haroshi, Hannah Stouffer and Derek Muscat to name a few. Introductions by Creative Director Marc Hostetter of TransWORLD SKATEboarding and Murray Walding, a regular contributor to Pacific Longboarder. There are many books about the art of board design, but there has never been a book like this that takes a rare look behind the scenes of the creative process. Countries represented: Iceland, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Russia, Poland, UK, Mexico, Venezuela, Romania, South Africa, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Croatia and the USA, among others.