Derek Michael Mouton

Creative Consultant

Spring Branch, TX, USA
Hi, I am a creative designer with 15 years of User Centered Design and product creation experience. As a lead mechanic for Michael Curry, we took an agile workflow approach to product design, working in teams and collaborating to create one-of-a-kind products. Improvements to product performance and ergonomics were made based on user feedback and observation. 

I believe the design principles that I mastered in the entertainment industry can be directly applied to the field of UX Design and product creation in any industry, whether that exist in the digital realm or be elements used in a stage production.

I continue to design innovative products as a freelance Creative Consultant, along with working towards my UX Design certification and expanding my digital skillset. I hold myself to the highest moral and ethical standards and I am in search of a workplace culture that shares these core values.

Work Experience

Apex Creative Design

Creative Consultant

Collaboration with Michael Curry Design as a freelance designer/fabricator and product developer.

Operating as a Vendor with increased accountability, and an emphasis on documentation and product support.

Creative Consultant projects: Disney Frozen Theatrical, Little Big Shots & Americas Got Talent (NBC), Fake Off (TruTV), Art fabrication and installation support for California based fine artist Alex Israel.
March 2017 - Present Texas, United States

Michael Curry Design

Senior Mechanic

Designer and fabricator of props and puppets for theatrical productions by major entertainment company’s including: Disney, Cirque du Soleil, Universal Studios, Wynn Entertainment and more.

Comprehensive product creation start-to-finish, including conceptual drawings, model making, prototyping, fabrication, product testing and implementation.

Product delivery, installation and customer support. On-site installation experience world wide including: Hong Kong, Japan, South America, France, Germany, New York NY, Las Vegas NV, Anaheim Ca., and Orlando FL.

One-of-a-kind products thoroughly documented for customer service manuals, customer support and product reorder.
July 2003 - March 2017 Oregon, United States

Education

UX Design Certification

UX Fundamentals (completed 7/07/2019)
UX Immersion (completed 2/13/2020)
Frontend Development for Designers (in progress)
Spring Branch, Texas, United States

Skills

Autocad, Fabrication, InVision, Mac OS, MS Office , Photoshop, Product Creation, Prototyping, Sketch, UX Design,