Community Connect

Derek is a Product Designer on the UX Team at Wikia. His main focus is the new wiki feature called Discussions, but he also works on content recirculation and the development of the new Wikia Design System. He enjoys working with users to identify any areas of confusion or paint points and iterating on designs to create a better user experience for both contributors and visitors on Wikia.


Before joining Wikia, Derek was the Lead UX Designer for SkilledUp where helped lead the redesign and launch of their new website as well as establish and evolve their new brand. Prior to that, he contracted with various San Francisco companies focusing on web design and branding.

Community Connect Involvement

Derek is working with members of the UX team to facilitate 1-on-1 interviews with members of the community to provide a first glance at upcoming features, as well as gather value feedback and insight from the members on existing products and features.

He will be involved in the following sessions: