Spring Branch, Texas

Derek Mouton 503-989-0194

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Creative consulting & custom fabrication

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Derek Mouton - Owner/Operator - Apex Creative Design

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Career Path

Creative Design and Invention

Creative Design and Invention

My passion to create and invent started as a child building with Legos, drawing, performing magic tricks, making home movies and model building. In my teens I continued to develop a mechanical aptitude by working on cars and taking drafting and CAD classes in high school and college. In 2003 an opportunity to work at the Michael Curry Design studio presented itself and was a perfect fit for my skillset. I was very fortunate to be mentored in the art of puppetry and stage craft at the highest level, developing into a world class problem solver, mechanical designer, fabricator, engineer and inventor...designing and building dynamic props and puppets for live theatrical productions worldwide.

With 15 years of User Centered Design and product creation experience in an agile workflow environment, I believe the design principles that I relied on for success 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 expanding my digital skillset in the field of UX Design. I hold myself to the highest moral and ethical standards and I am in search of a workplace culture that shares these core values

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Creative Design and Invention

Creative Design and Invention

Creative Design and Invention

  • Human interface and ergonomics 
  • Graphic design (CAD, Sketch)
  • Agile Work Flow principals & Collaborative Design
  • Prototyping (conceptual design and implementation)
  • Technical writing and documentation
  • Installation and Customer support. 
  • Metal fabrication, machining, welding
  • Mechanical engineering  
  • Craft work 
  • Composites 
  • Carpentry 
  • Electronics
  • Pneumatics
  • Puppetry 
  • Costumes 
  • Robotics and Animation

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Inspirations

Creative Design and Invention

Inspirations

  • Arts and culture 
  • Live theater 
  • Cinematic story telling 
  • Photography and composition 
  • Design Philosophies, Critical Thinking, Scientific Method, User Centered Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Architecture, visual arts 
  • Kinetic art, sculpture
  • Biomechanics in animals and nature
  • Physics, engineering, mechanics
  • Technology and innovation

User Experience Design

CASE STUDY:  Check out my Vela Weather app project on BeHance.