Hola, mi nombre es Derek Balmer.

And that’s the extent of my Spanish. I’m also a designer.

I’m fascinated with the intersection of design and technology and grateful to have spent the past 18 years fluidly working in both. Throughout my career, I’ve designed award-winning mobile apps, accessible web applications, and built complex marketing sites for clients across the country.

Designing solutions that balance business goals, user needs, and performance without sacrificing usability or satisfaction is what gets me out of bed in the morning. Well, that and my kids’ jerk-faced cat who demands breakfast before the sun comes up.

I’m currently a Senior Product Designer at Cadence Solutions, enabling health systems to deliver world-class care outside the four walls of the hospital.

I live West of Denver with my wife, daughter, and son. When I’m not pushing pixels or styling interfaces, I enjoy going on adventures with my family or racing the Vet class at Thunder Valley.