Currently Designing at Twitch
I'm a San Francisco based designer currently crafting tools and experiences for creators and viewers in the livestream space.
I am Derek Larsen.
Designer, Bay Area native living and working in San Francisco, CA. I currently lead design in Twitch's Community Org tackling complex problems and distilling them into delightful experiences. I ship multi-platform products that help our users and add value to our business.
With over 15 years experience I have led design at companies of various stages, from small startups with big dreams to large companies with lofty ambitions.
On weekends I’m usually MUNI surfing around SF listening to retrosynth jams, snapping photos with my camera, drinking green tea in my apartment, or finding inspiration for my designs. If you’re interested in working with me, please drop me a line about your idea. I would like to know about you and your projects.
Prediction feature article
Twitch app redesign article
Twitch (Best App)
Tech Today (Best News app)
CNET (Best New app & Best News app)
CNET Watch App (Best Apple Watch News app)
Web design portfolio nomination
Lead UX Designer: 2022 - Present
Senior UI / UX Designer: 2019 - 2022
UI/UX Designer: 2016 - 2019
Larsen Productions (Freelance)
Owner/Designer: 2007 - 2016
ViacomCBS/Paramount (CBS Interactive)
Senior UI/UX Designer: 2014 - 2016
UI/UX Designer: 2011 - 2013
Designer: 2007 - 2010
Graphic/Web Designer: 2005 - 2007
🎶 80s > 90s
🍵 Tea > Coffee
🏋️ Deadlifts > Cardio
🍕 Deep dish > NY style
🍔 In N’ Out > Shake Shack
🐕 Barks > Meows
😶 "GIF" > "JIF"
📸 Mirrorless > DSLR
🚗 Fast & Furious > Star Wars
🎮 Console > PC
🔠 Comic Sans > Papyrus
📐 Skeuomorphic > Flat